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Halos Spank Kuroda, Yanks in 13-1 Blowout


GAME 23 : An off night by Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda was all the Los Angeles By Way of Anaheim Southeast of Pasadena Northwest of Long Beach Angels needed to pad their robust offensive numbers in the early part of this season.
In a beatdown of at least Halo historical proportion, the Angels hammered New York pitching for 13 runs, with Kuroda (now 2-2) taking the brunt, allowing 6, with 8 earned before being pulled with two outs in the fifth. It was the first time he lost a decision to the Angels since 2011.
With the Yank’s starting rotation suddenly on fumes with the Ivan Nova injury and Michael Pineda suspension, expectations for Kuroda to go at least 7 innings were high. But it was not to be, as the number two starter was lifted after 4 2/3.
Angels starter C.J. Wilson continued his ownership of the pinstripe laundry, notching his 4th win in five starts against us, with a 1.65 ERA in the process.
While Yankees pitching kept Angels center fielder Mike Trout in check, Albert Pujols and Yankee-killer Howie Kendricks went a combined 5-9, but the bottom of the order did the damage — going 8-14 with 9 RBI. Read it and weep in the box score.
Here’s the take from New York and Disneyland. Tomorrow is another day.

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