Angels score 7 in the 5th, top Yankees in slugfest

BY foxsports • July 12, 2009

All that power in the Yankees' lineup couldn't overcome the Los Angeles Angels' pesky, grind-it-out offense in another comeback by the team that does them better than anyone else.

Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead two-run double off New York's Andy Pettitte during a seven-run fifth inning and added a solo homer in the seventh, leading the Angels to a 14-8 victory on Saturday after the Yankees tied a season high with five home runs, including two from Alex Rodriguez.

Angels have 24 runs in their first two games since outfielders Vladimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter went on the disabled list.

"It's real positive because it shows everybody in the clubhouse that we can still put together runs without our two big boys out there," leadoff man Chone Figgins said. "It all goes back having good at-bats and putting runners on base. The more we get that train going, the better our offense works."

The Angels lead the majors with 26 comeback wins, one more than the Yankees. Brandon Wood, a perennial prospect recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, hit a two-run homer during the fifth-inning rally and Howie Kendrick capped it with a two-run single. Former Yankees outfielder Bobby Abreu had three RBIs.



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