Howie Kendrick finished with three hits and three RBI, and C.J. Wilson limited New York to one run over six innings as Los Angeles of Anaheim won 7-1 Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
After stranding two runners in the first inning, the Angels opened the scoring in the second inning. Vernon Wells singled to center field with one out. Chris Iannetta then hit a fly ball down the right field line that just cleared the wall to give the Angels a 2-0 lead.
Kendrick started the third inning with a leadoff single and came around to score on Albert Pujols' RBI double.
Iannetta walked to lead off the fourth inning, and Erick Aybar singled with one out. Kendrick then followed with a home run to left field to give the Angels a 6-0 lead.
After allowing a single to the first two Yankee hitters of the game, Wilson did not allow another hit until one out in the bottom of the fourth. The Yankees' lone run scored on Robinson Cano's one-out single in the fifth. However, Wilson retired Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira to limit the damage.
David Phelps' middle relief work was one of the few bright spots for the Yankees. Phelps entered the game after Kendrick's home run and only allowed one run on one hit with four strikeouts over 5.1 innings. His only blemish was a Wells solo home run in the top of the fifth.
Wilson (2-0) earned the win after only allowing one run on six hits over six innings. Three Angels relievers held the Yankees hitless over the final three innings.
Phil Hughes (0-2) started for New York and only lasted 3.1 innings. He struck out six, but allowed six runs on eight hits.
The final game of the series will be Sunday. Jerome Williams (0-0) of Los Angeles of Anaheim will face New York's Ivan Nova (1-0).
Notes: Vernon Wells' home run in the fifth inning was the 250th of his career... Robinson Cano tallied his first RBI of the season with a fifth-inning run-scoring single.