Posted July 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
Kevin Jepsen got Alex Rodriguez to pop out with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Angels took advantage of New York's baserunning follies to beat the Yankees 10-8 Sunday. With seemingly no lead safe recently at Yankee Stadium, Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Ernesto Frieri to make it 10-7, the first runs off the closer since he joined the Angels on May 3 - a span of 26 1/3 innings. After a walk to Nick Swisher, Scott Downs relieved with a 1-0 count to Raul Ibanez. Ibanez knocked the glove off Downs and reached for an infield single. Andruw Jones struck out, Russell Martin had a fielder's choice and Derek Jeter walked to load the bases. Downs then walked Curtis Granderson to make it 10-8 before Jepsen came on and retired Rodriguez for his first save since 2009, helping the Angels avoid their first three-game sweep in New York since 1995. Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit consecutive home runs off Ivan Nova in the first inning for Los Ange...
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