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American League Game Summary - New York at Anaheim

(Thursday, April 24th)

Final Score: Anaheim 6, New York 2

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Bengie Molina belted a three-run homer and Tim Salmon added a solo shot, leading the Anaheim Angels to a 6-2 victory over the New York Yankees to salvage the finale of a three-game series at Edison Field.

Troy Glaus drove in two runs and Ramon Ortiz earned the win for the Angels, who snapped a three-game slide and won for only the third time in their last 10.

Bernie Williams homered and Hideki Matsui had two hits and an RBI for the Yankees, who had a seven-game winning streak stopped and lost for only the fourth time in 22 games this season.

Andy Pettitte took the loss for New York and became the first Yankee starter to lose a game in 17 decisions this season. The Yankee starters had recorded wins in 20 straight regular-season decisions dating back to last season, breaking the previous AL record of 18 set by the 1906 Chicago White Sox. New York finished three wins short of the major league record posted by the 1916 New York Giants.

The Yankees, who had won the first two games by scores of 8-3 and 9-2, were trying for their first three-game sweep in Anaheim since May 4-6, 1990.

Ortiz (3-2) gave up two runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one.

Pettitte (3-1) surrendered six runs on eight hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out three.

The Angels grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first on a two-out homer by Salmon, his sixth of the season.

Anaheim then scored three more in the second on Molina's first homer. Glaus led off with a walk and Scott Spiezio added a one-out single, before Molina drilled a Pettitte pitch over the wall in left field.

The Yankees got one back in the fourth on an RBI single by Matsui, but the Angels scored twice more in the fifth.

Eric Owens reached on a bunt single with one out and Salmon drew a walk. An infield single by Garret Anderson loaded the bases and Glaus followed with a double to the gap in left-center field to make it 6-1.

A leadoff homer by Williams in the sixth pulled New York within four and the Yankees went on to load the bases with one out to chase Ortiz. Brendan Donnelly came on and struck out both Todd Zeile and pinch-hitter Jason Giambi to end the inning.

Giambi did not start because of a bruised finger after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game.

The Yankees managed only two baserunners the rest of the way.

Game Notes

Salmon has a 13-game hitting streak...Alfonso Soriano went 1-for-5 for New York and extended his hitting streak to 12 games, while Raul Mondesi also had a hit to increase his streak to 11 games...Williams recorded his 1,866th career hit, tying him for eighth on the Yankee list with Earle Combs.

04/25 01:22:05 ET

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