|LA ANGELS ( SANTIAGO )|
NY YANKEES ( NUNO )
|915||LA ANGELS||+110||Ov 9,-110||+100||Ov 9.5,-105|
|916||NY YANKEES||-120||Un 9,-110||-110||Un 9.5,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||4-5||-2.6||7-2||4.6||0.236||0.292||4.9||0.233||0.312|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.4||4-3||6.0||0.278||0.330||3.3||0.222||0.331|
|vs Left-handed Starters||7-4||+3.7||6-5||5.5||0.282||0.347||5.2||0.272||0.330|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.8||5-2||5.1||0.246||0.322||7.7||0.295||0.354|
|4/12/2014||WEAVER(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||6-7||L||-170||7.5 un||O||9||2||0||11||11||0|
|4/13/2014||WILSON(L)||NY METS||COLON(R)||14-2||W||-140||7.5 ev||O||17||8||0||6||5||0|
|4/18/2014||WEAVER(R)||@ DETROIT||SMYLY(L)||11-6||W||115||8 un||O||13||5||0||11||9||0|
|4/19/2014||WILSON(L)||@ DETROIT||SCHERZER(R)||2-5||L||150||7.5 un||U||4||3||1||10||10||0|
|4/20/2014||SANTIAGO(L)||@ DETROIT||PORCELLO(R)||1-2||L||130||9 un||U||7||5||4||5||8||0|
|4/21/2014||RICHARDS(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)||4-2||W||105||8 un||U||12||10||0||3||8||2|
|4/22/2014||SKAGGS(L)||@ WASHINGTON||JORDAN(R)||7-2||W||110||8 ov||O||9||4||0||3||4||2|
|4/23/2014||WEAVER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)||4-5||L||110||7 ov||O||8||9||1||11||10||1|
|4/25/2014||WILSON(L)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||13-1||W||110||8 un||O||16||5||0||6||9||1|
|4/26/2014||SANTIAGO(L)||@ NY YANKEES||NUNO(L)|| |
|4/27/2014||RICHARDS(R)||@ NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)|| |
|5/3/2014|| ||TEXAS|| || |
|4/16/2014||TANAKA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HAMMEL(R)||3-0||W||-185||7.5 un||U||5||5||0||3||4||0|
|4/16/2014||PINEDA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||2-0||W||-150||7 un||U||12||12||0||6||8||1|
|4/17/2014||SABATHIA(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||10-2||W||160||6.5 ov||O||16||7||1||7||7||1|
|4/18/2014||KURODA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||BEDARD(L)||5-11||L||100||7.5 un||O||8||7||0||16||9||1|
|4/19/2014||NOVA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||1-16||L||125||7.5 ev||O||3||1||1||16||6||0|
|4/20/2014||NUNO(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||RAMOS(L)||5-1||W||125||8.5 un||U||10||9||3||6||11||0|
|4/22/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ BOSTON||LESTER(L)||9-3||W||105||7.5 ov||O||15||9||0||9||5||2|
|4/23/2014||PINEDA(R)||@ BOSTON||LACKEY(R)||1-5||L||100||9 un||U||8||7||3||10||9||0|
|4/24/2014||SABATHIA(L)||@ BOSTON||DOUBRONT(L)||14-5||W||110||8.5 ev||O||14||15||1||4||8||5|
|4/25/2014||KURODA(R)||LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||1-13||L||-120||8 un||O||6||9||1||16||5||0|
|4/26/2014||NUNO(L)||LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)|| |
|4/27/2014||TANAKA(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)|| |
|5/2/2014||NUNO(L)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)|| |
|5/3/2014|| ||TAMPA BAY|| || |
|LA ANGELS: ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton didn't exactly fit in right away with the Los Angeles Angels after they accepted owner Arte Moreno's lavish free-agent contracts.|
Now that both sluggers feel much more comfortable and confident in Orange County, they know it's time the Angels started getting more wins for their money.
The Angels' four-year absence from the playoffs is embarrassing for an organization with a sky-high payroll and equally lofty expectations, but they seem capable of ending the drought if the club's various pieces finally add up properly.
Pujols and Hamilton are full of spring optimism after those disappointing 2013 efforts, while superstar Mike Trout is back for the third full major league campaign in his already remarkable career.
|NY YANKEES: NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter is saying goodbye. Masahiro Tanaka is saying hello.|
Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are new to the Bronx; David Robertson is new to the closer's role. And Alex Rodriguez is nowhere to be seen.
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have retired, and Robinson Cano has moved to Seattle.
After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don't have baseball's highest payroll.
''I think it is probably the biggest transition I've been through,'' manager Joe Girardi says.
For only the second time in team history and the first time since 1947, every position on opening day other than the mound will be manned by a different Yankees player on opening day than in New York's previous opener.
New York's forgettable 2013 season began with an 8-2 loss to Boston, with Kevin Youkilis at first, Cano at second, Eduardo Nunez at shortstop, Jayson Nix at third, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate, Vernon Wells in left, Brett Gardner in center and Ichiro Suzuki in right.
The only holdover for Tuesday's opener at Houston figures to be Gardner, who has shifted to left. The rest of the starting lineup figures to have McCann behind the plate, Mark Teixeira at first, Brian Roberts at second, Jeter at shortstop, Kelly Johnson at third, Ellsbury in center and Beltran in right.
CC Sabathia will be the constant on the mound. He's coming off the poorest of his 13 major league seasons at 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA.
''Nobody wants to go through that again,'' he says. ''It sticks with me a lot. Just being disappointed in not being able to help this team win. I feel like if I could have been a little better we might have made the playoffs. I blamed myself for a long time in the offseason and now I'm over it and ready to go this year.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (LA ANGELS-NY YANKEES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Angels-Yankees Preview* ========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Los Angeles (10-11) at New York (13-9), 1:05 p.m. EDT
The best work of New York Yankees pitcher Vidal Nuno's brief big-league career has come as a starter.
His next opportunity to prove he belongs in the rotation comes Saturday as the Yankees host the slugging Los Angeles Angels, who are out to move above .500 for the first time.
Nuno (0-0, 6.75 ERA), making his fifth career start, is 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA and .179 opponents' batting average as a starter and 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA and .412 opposing average in five career relief appearances.
"It's a big step," the second-year left-hander told the team's official website. "It's trying to stick, trying to produce and trying to get people out."
His first start of the season in place of the injured Ivan Nova was a success as he hurled five innings of scoreless three-hit ball in Sunday's 5-1 win at Tampa Bay. Nuno now has a chance to work on scheduled rest for just the second time in his career.
"It's nice to have a routine, to have regular bullpen sessions," said Nuno, who hasn't faced the Angels or anyone in their lineup.
New York's arms have experienced some rocky outings recently, the latest coming in Friday's series-opening 13-1 loss as Hiroki Kuroda was tagged for eight runs in 4 2-3 innings before turning things over to the bullpen, which was also roughed up. The Yankees (13-10) have a 6.29 ERA in their last seven games.
The Angels (11-11) have won three of four while first baseman Albert Pujols has enjoyed his best stretch of 2014. He's pacing a squad that's clubbed an MLB-best 35 home runs to set a franchise record for March and April.
After a 2-for-4 night with a home run, Pujols is 6 for 12 with three homers and seven RBIs in his last three. The slugger's MLB-leading nine homers in April ties an Angels record set by Brian Downing in 1986. He's batting .429 in his last five against the Yankees.
"I'm feeling good," Pujols said. "It feels good to feel healthy."
Los Angeles shortstop Erick Aybar opened the series by going 4 for 5 with a home run and is 11 for his last 17, while second baseman Howie Kendrick went 3 for 5 and is batting .483 in his last seven games.
"The offensive part of our club is doing what it needs to do," manager Mike Scioscia said. "Hopefully we'll start to match it on the mound, particularly in the bullpen."
Scioscia's relievers pitched three scoreless innings against the Yankees, but their 4.84 ERA is among the worst in the American League. As a result, Ernesto Frieri has lost his job as closer and Joe Smith will step into the role.
Los Angeles will now try to back Hector Santiago. After struggling through his first two starts, Santiago (0-3, 3.68) has pitched considerably better in his last two but is still after his first win with the Angels. He's allowed three runs - one earned - on seven hits in 12 2-3 innings but continues to struggle with walks.
Santiago took the loss in Sunday's 2-1 defeat at Detroit, allowing two unearned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out seven.
In one start and two relief appearances against the Yankees, he's 1-0 with a 7.45 ERA with five walks in 9 2-3 innings.
Alfonso Soriano is 3 for 7 with two home runs off the left-hander.
After a strong start to the season, New York's Yangervis Solarte is 2 for 19 in his last five games.
|Last Updated: 9/16/2014 2:32:04 PM EST|