|NY YANKEES ( KURODA )|
LA ANGELS ( WILSON )
|917||NY YANKEES||+120||Ov 8,-110||+125||Ov 8,+105|
|918||LA ANGELS||-130||Un 8,-110||-135||Un 8,-125|
|vs Left-handed Starters||8-7||+0.9||7-8||4.8||0.273||0.329||5.3||0.281||0.337|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-4.5||3-4||3.4||0.242||0.290||4.9||0.282||0.334|
|vs Right-handed Starters||11-9||+1.2||12-8||5.7||0.260||0.326||4.0||0.224||0.309|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.7||3-3||4.7||0.272||0.352||4.4||0.242||0.309|
|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)||4-3||W||-105||9.5 un||U||7||6||1||9||10||0|
|4/27/2014||TANAKA(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||3-2||W||-160||7.5 un||U||3||5||0||6||8||1|
|5/2/2014||NUNO(L)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||5-10||L||+125||8.5 un||O||18||13||0||20||13||1|
|5/3/2014||TANAKA(R)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||9-3||W||-185||8.5 un||O||12||7||0||9||6||0|
|5/4/2014||SABATHIA(L)||TAMPA BAY||BEDARD(L)||1-5||L||-135||9 un||U||7||8||0||13||9||0|
|5/5/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||1-4||L||135||8 un||U||6||4||1||4||7||0|
|5/6/2014||KURODA(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)|| |
|5/7/2014||NUNO(L)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)|| |
|5/9/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||SABATHIA(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GARZA(R)|| |
|5/12/2014||KURODA(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||NY METS|| || |
|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)||3-4||L||-105||9.5 un||U||9||10||0||7||6||1|
|4/27/2014||RICHARDS(R)||@ NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||2-3||L||150||7.5 un||U||6||8||1||3||5||0|
|5/5/2014||WEAVER(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||4-1||W||-145||8 un||U||4||7||0||6||4||1|
|5/6/2014||WILSON(L)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||SANTIAGO(L)||NY YANKEES||NUNO(L)|| |
|5/9/2014||RICHARDS(R)||@ TORONTO||MCGOWAN(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||SKAGGS(L)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)|| |
|5/11/2014||WEAVER(R)||@ TORONTO||HUTCHISON(R)|| |
|5/12/2014||WILSON(L)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|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.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (NY YANKEES-LA ANGELS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Yankees-Angels Preview* ========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
New York (16-14) at Los Angeles (15-15), 10:05 p.m. EDT
Even though the Los Angeles Angels have given him the most run support in baseball, C.J. Wilson still tries to pitch every game as if it's a nail-biter.
The left-hander will try to win for the fifth time in six starts and continue his recent dominance of the visiting New York Yankees on Tuesday night in the second of a three-game set.
Wilson (4-2, 3.18 ERA) has received a major league-best average of 9.53 runs, though he certainly hasn't needed it lately. Since allowing six runs over 5 2-3 innings in an 8-3 home loss to Seattle in his season debut, he's gone 4-1 with a 2.12 ERA over five starts.
The two-time All-Star is coming off his best outing Wednesday when he gave up one run and two hits over eight innings in a 7-1 home win over Cleveland. He finished with eight strikeouts and retired his last 18 batters after allowing a leadoff double in the third.
Los Angeles (16-15) has put up at least seven runs in each of his wins, outscoring its opponents 43-5 in those contests.
"I try to hold the other team down so that there's no momentum," Wilson said. "I think a lot of guys fall into the trap of thinking in the fourth inning: 'Hey, this game is over, so I'm going to cruise from here'"
One of those lopsided wins came at Yankee Stadium on April 25 when Wilson allowed one run over six innings in a 13-1 rout for the Angels' only victory in that three-game set. He'll try to lead Los Angeles to its sixth win in eight games on the current homestand following Monday's series-opening 4-1 victory.
Dating to his time with Texas, Wilson has gone 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA in his last six starts against the Yankees (16-15). In his only meeting at Angel Stadium, he surrendered two runs over seven innings in a 5-2 victory June 14.
On Monday, the Angels scored three runs on five straight walks by three relievers in the bottom of the eighth after the Yankees failed to score with the based loaded and no outs in the top half.
The six walks in the eighth were New York's most in an inning since 1990.
Derek Jeter, however, broke out of his 4-for-30 slump by going 2 for 4 with a double. Mark Teixeira, whose RBI single tied the game in the seventh, is 9 for 26 with four homers and seven RBIs over a seven-game hitting streak.
Hiroki Kuroda (2-3, 5.14) struggled when he opposed Wilson last month, surrendering season highs of eight runs and 10 hits over a season-low 4 2-3 innings after going 3-2 with a 2.16 ERA in his previous six against the Angels.
Though he's 0-2 with a 6.61 ERA in his last three outings overall, the right-hander showed improvement by allowing four runs - three earned - over six innings in Thursday's 4-2 home loss to Seattle.
"I think it's a step in the right direction," said manager Joe Girardi, whose frustrations seemed to boil over Monday when he was ejected for arguing a strike call in the eighth inning during his club's fifth loss in six games.
Albert Pujols - who had two hits in the opener - and Ian Stewart took Kuroda deep in the last meeting. Pujols is 7 for 16 with two homers off him since 2011, while Stewart has eight hits in 16 career at-bats.
Stewart, however, is hitless in 14 at-bats over the last six games.
|Last Updated: 9/16/2014 10:28:39 AM EST|