The Yankees made a season-high three errors, and dropped the series finale to the Los Angeles Angels by a score of 10 to 5.
Starlin Castro misplayed a routine double play ground ball hit his way in the seventh, and that sparked a four-run rally for the Halos. Kole Calhoun‘s sacrifice fly off Chasen Shreve tied the game, then Cameron Maybin, who reached on Castro’s error, stole second base and moved to third on a Gary Sánchez throwing error before scoring on an RBI single by Albert Pujols.
Andrelton Simmons then ripped a two-run double into the left field corner to put the Angels ahead, 8 to 5. The Angels finished their scoring on a terrible pickoff attempt by reliever Domingo Germán. Calhoun then added another sacrifice fly to tally the Angels’ 10th run of the night.
The Yankee offense disappeared again, notching just one hit after Brett Gardner’s single in the fourth inning. The only Yankee to record multiple hits was, fittingly, the offensively-stunted Chris Carter. Aaron Judge mashed his 25th home run of the year in the second inning, tying him with Joe Gordon (1938) for third most by a Yankees rookie in a single season (Bobby Murcer hit 26 in 1969, Joe DiMaggio hit 29 in 1936).
The Bombers try to finish their homestand on a positive note as they welcome the Texas Rangers to the Bronx for a three-game series.