Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/14/12

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Angels can make a nuisance of themselves, so often looking to take an extra base -- if not outright steal it -- that opponents can get fidgety.

Unless they can just swat away such problems.

The New York Yankees have been known to do that all year, and did so again with another pair of home runs helping them to a 5-3 win over the Angels on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees' second straight win over their rivals from the West featured a two-run homer by Robinson Cano in the first and a two-run shot by Curtis Granderson in the third.

That, along with five innings of three-run ball by Freddy Garcia and four shutout innings from the bullpen, helped overcome Mike Trout's three hits and two stolen bases.

Angels starter Jerome Williams (6-6) was welcomed back from the disabled list by the Yankees with five runs on seven hits in six innings, in his first appearance since June 18.

Williams, who had been out due to a breathing issue tied to asthma and anxiety, was given an early lead, but had trouble holding it due to the Yankees' usual long ball damage.

Trout, who grew up looking up to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in Millville, N.J., helped the Angels take a 2-0 lead in the first with the first of three singles in the inning. He scored along with Erick Aybar on Alberto Callaspo's two-out single.

But the Yankees came right back in the bottom of the first with Cano hitting a two-out homer to right. It was his 21st home run of the season and extended his hitting streak to 17 games. He would add an RBI single in the sixth to give the Yankees an insurance run and put them up 5-3.

Granderson's 24th homer of the season drove in Chris Stewart, who had led off the third with a single, and gave the Yankees a 4-2 lead.

A walk and a stolen base by Howie Kendrick in the fourth helped him eventually come around to make it 4-3 on Bobby Wilson's RBI groundout.

Trout then singled and stole second and third, but Garcia (4-2) stranded him by getting Albert Pujols on a grounder to short to end the inning after walking Aybar.

Three Yankees relievers shut the Angels out the rest of the way, including Rafael Soriano, who earned his 22nd save of the season with a perfect ninth.

NOTES: Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia (strained groin) said he's on track to get activated from the DL and start Tuesday night's game. ... Russell Martin got his second half started with a strong start Friday night, throwing out three base runners and getting the game-winning hit, but manager Joe Girardi stuck to his plan to rest him on the day game after a night game, starting Chris Stewart in his place. ... Angels outfielder Torii Hunter sat out Saturday with an injured groin, but manager Mike Scioscia said he would have given him a day off anyway. ... Left-hander Brad Mills was demoted to Class AAA Salt Lake to make room for Jerome Williams. Mills had made one appearance this season, throwing five shutout innings in a start against the Baltimore Orioles on July 7.

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