Angels blank Yankees 2-0, Avoid Sweep

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Updated: August 21, 2016

The Angels attempted to salvage the series and avoid the sweep as they played host to the New York Yankees, Sunday afternoon in Anaheim. The pitching match-up was Jhoulys Chacin for the Angels, against Chad Green for the Yankees.

In the first, Andrelton Simmons would single to left, scoring Albert Pujols from second, as he just beat the throw from Brett Gardner. That would be the only run the Angels would score off Green, as he settled into a groove after the first, as he scattered just three hits in his final five innings of work. He did get a boost from his defense however, as Jacoby Ellsbury robbed Albert Pujols of a two-run home run in the fifth. On the flip side, Jhoulys Chacin limited the Yankee hitters to just six hits in his five and two-third innings of work, and did not allow a run. He was relieved by Deolis Guerra, who struck out Brian McCann to end the top of the sixth. In the eighth, the Angels would tack on an insurance run as Andrelton Simmons singled home Pujols as the Angels extended their lead to 2-0. Fernando Salas would come in to close the ninth, and would retire the Yankees in order as the Angels defeated the Yankees 2-0 to avoid the sweep.

The winning pitcher was Jhoulys Chacin, who pitched six scoreless inning for the Angels. He improves to 4-8 on the season. The loss is charged to Chad Green, who allowed just one run over six innings and falls to 2-3. Fernando Salas picks up his fourth save.

UP Next:

The Angels are off Monday, as they hit the road and will face the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre. The probable pitchers are Tyler Skaggs (1-2, 5.19 ERA) for the Angels, against R.A Dickey (8-13, 4.51 ERA) for the Blue Jays.

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