The Los Angeles Angels look to complete a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, and are also in search of their ninth straight win. The Halos' current eight-game streak is their longest since July 18-25, 2009, and the team hasn't won nine straight games since August 18-27, 2004.
Ervin Santana gets the start for the Angels, looking to continue his turnaround from a poor start. He started the season 0-6, but didn't pitch nearly as bad as his record as the Angels were shutout in five straight Santana starts. In his last six starts he has a 2.85 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 41 innings, though he does have 19 walks during that span.
Ivan Nova gets the call for the Yankees, looking for his sixth win of the season. Nova has 56 strikeouts and just 17 walks in 56 innings this season, but has also given up 12 home runs and sports a 5.46 ERA.
Speaking of home runs, Albert Pujols is getting into quite a groove. He homered in Tuesday's 5-1 win over New York, his fifth home run in eight games.
"He swung the bat very well on the road trip and he has carried it over in this series too," manager Mike Scioscia said after Tuesday's win.
In his last 15 games, Pujols has seven home runs, 16 RBI, and is hitting .333/.388/.717.
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