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Jim Johnson gives up a dinger to kid sensation Gleyber Torres, Angels drop opener to Yankees 2-1

Andrew Heaney tosses a gem but it’s not enough as the offense struggles against Yankees pitching.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees
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Fresh off the heels of an eight-run offensive outburst against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday morning, Angels’ bats could not build on such hitting success with the sole run coming from the bat of Mike Trout, who majestically took Luis Severino deep for a 375-foot opposite field home run into the second deck of Yankee Stadium. Aside from the kid fish, Andrew Heaney was another bright spot, continuing to pitch a solid game against a vaunted Yankees lineup, going 6 13 innings and giving up 1 earned run on 4 hits, 3 walks, and garnering 5 strikeouts.

Following Heaney’s exit, Jim Johnson recorded the final out of the inning but not before Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres crushed the go-ahead home run to right field, the fourth straight game he has hit a home run in.

Luis Severino, opposing Heaney on the bump, pitched a solid game and Yankees relievers—Chad Greene, David Robertson, and Aroldis Chapman combined to get the final nine outs.

Notably, the Angels left ten runners on base. Kole Calhoun hit the ball hard three times and got two hits out of it, raising his wRC+ on the season from 2 to 7.