Beltran, Castro power Pineda and Yankees past Angels 6-3
NEW YORK (AP) Carlos Beltran and Starlin Castro homered for the second consecutive game, sending a resurgent Michael Pineda and the New York Yankees past the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Alex Rodriguez and Austin Romine each had an RBI single for the Yankees, who have won seven in a row against the Angels at home. Los Angeles has dropped 13 of its last 16 at Yankee Stadium.
Pineda (3-6) threw 22 of 27 first-pitch strikes and tossed seven efficient innings in his longest start since July 4 last year at Tampa Bay. He gave up three runs and four hits, building on a solid performance last week in Detroit after struggling for much of the season.
With his past two outings, the enigmatic right-hander has quieted talk about him losing his spot in the rotation and perhaps getting sent to the minors.