Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 7/13/12
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Teixeira homered twice and drove in five runs, Russell Martin hit a go-ahead single and the New York Yankees overcame yet another homer by Mark Trumbo to rally past the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Friday night. Teixeira's three-run shot and Martin's two-out single in the eighth inning overcame the Angels' 5-2 edge. Trumbo homered in his fifth straight game against the Yankees. His three-run shot in the seventh made him the first Yankees opponent to homer five games in a row since Albert Belle in 1994, STATS LLC said. Howie Kendrick was thrown out at second base to end the game. He tried to advance when a pitch from Rafael Soriano bounced away, but Martin made a strong peg for the final out. The Yankees, with the best record in the majors, broke loose after C.J. Wilson was pulled following a sharp seven-inning start. Scott Downs (1-1) relieved to begin the eighth with an 0.30 ERA this season. Derek Jeter led off with a double, Curtis Granderson walked and Teixeira hit the first homer off Downs this year. Teixeira's tying shot was his 17th home run -- he has 36 career multihomer games, three this season. Downs retired the next two batters and left after walking Nick Swisher. Kevin Jepsen relieved and, after pinch-runner Dewayne Wise stole second and pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez was intentionally walked, Martin sliced a single to right. Martin ended an 0-for-30 slump last Saturday in his last game before the All-Star break. Soriano wound up with his 21st save in 22 chances. Chad Qualls (1-0) got his first win with the Yankees. Trumbo was picked by Yankees star Robinson Cano for the home run derby in Kansas City this week and finished among the leaders. The Angels slugger did equally fine on a humid evening in the Bronx, sending a shot into the left-center field bleachers against Hiroki Kuroda for a 4-2 lead. Trumbo nearly hit another homer, but Swisher made a leaping catch at the top of the right-field wall in the eighth. Trumbo is 11 for 22 with five homers and 10 RBIs against New York this season. Albert Pujols singled to start the Angels' seventh-inning rally, then hit a ground-rule double in the eighth that made it 5-2. He stumbled coming around first base and hobbled into second, prompting Angels manager Mike Scioscia and a trainer to check on him. Pujols stayed in the game. Angels rookie Mike Trout, leading the league in hitting and steals, doubled and singled, stole two bases and scored a run. A prep star in New Jersey who worked out for scouts at the old and new Yankee Stadium, Trout's favorite player growing up was Jeter. They ate lunch together at the All-Star game, and Jeter made Trout's family and friends feel welcome in the 20-year-old's first game at the ballpark -- the 20-plus members of the Trout rooting section sat in Jeter's suite. Erick Aybar also homered for the Angels. NOTES: Jeter has scored 1,818 runs, two more than Carl Yastrzemski for 16th place on the career list. ... Cano extended his hitting streak to a season-high 16 games. ... Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (strained left groin) threw a simulated game. If he's OK, he'll start Tuesday night vs. Toronto. Asked his goal for the second half, the ace said: "Stay healthy." ... Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte (broken left leg) rejoined the team after recuperating at home in Texas. He's targeting Sept. 1 to be back in the rotation. ... Yankees OF Brett Gardner (right elbow) is ready to swing in a simulated game Sunday. ... Angels RHP Dan Haren (stiff back) had a bullpen session Thursday and is set for another one Saturday.
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