Shortstop Andrelton Simmons pitched a two-run homer in the seventh inning that broke the tie on the board and led the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-5 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday.
Simmons hit his seventh homer and ruled Yankees Ronald Herrera’s (0-1) Venezuelan right-back in the majors.
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Danny Espinosa hit a two-run homer for the Angels and Gary Sanchez hit one of three for the Yankees.
Blake Parker (2-2) won the victory as a reliever. Angels starter Matt Shoemaker left the game in the fourth with problems with the extensor muscle in his right arm, the team explained.
David Hernandez worked the ninth inning without scoring to make his first save of the season.
By the Yankees, the Dominicans Starling Castro of 3-1, with an annotated one; Gary Sanchez 4-3, with two runs scored and three RBIs.
For the Angels, the Albert Pujols of 5-2, with an annotated one. Yunel Escobar of Cuba 4-1. The Venezuelans Luis Valbuena of 2-1, with an annotated and one impelled; Juan Graterol of 4-1. Andrelton Simmons of Caceres 3-1, with two runs scored and two RBIs.