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Yankees Pound Angels Bullpen

Angels 9, Yankees 10

Once again, the Angels bullpen wasted the heroics of their teammates. Given a 5 run lead with just 2 innings to play, rookie reliever Rafael Rodriquez and once dominating Jose Arredondo gave up 4 runs in the 8th. Brian Fuentes entered the game in the bottom of the ninth, facing the heart of the Yankee order, and never retired a batter. Jose Posada ended the game with a bases-loaded single to win it for the Bombers.

Wasted was another good start by Jered Weaver, who after having a shaky first inning where he gave up 4 runs, settled down to shutout the Yanks for 5 innings, at one point retiring 11 in-a-row.

Battling back from a 4 run deficit, the Angels scored 6 runs in the sixth, 3 coming on a Gary Matthews Jr. bases loaded triple, and three more runs in the 7th. However, a 5 run lead wasn't enough for the Angels pen, as they recorded their 9 loss of the year.