Yankees hammer Angels for eighth straight win

The New York Yankees ran their winning streak to eight games and there really was little doubt that was going to happen on Saturday.

The Yankees scored five runs in each of the first two innings en route to an 11-1 win at the Los Angeles Angels.

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (4-2) allowed one run on two hits and struck out nine in six innings to get the win.

Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar each had three hits, and Aaron Hicks drove in three runs as the Yankees' bats continue to sizzle.

Angels DH Albert Pujols was hitless in four at-bats and remains five hits shy of 3,000.

Angels early-season sensation Shohei Ohtani (left ankle sprain) was not in the lineup and is day to day.

 

RED-HOT DIAMONDBACKS

With their 4-3 win in 10 innings on Saturday in Washington, the D-backs clinched their ninth straight series to start the season, something that has not been done since 1907 by the Cubs, who went on to  win 107 games and the World Series. Arizona need another 88 wins to reach 107, but for now the D-backs are tied with the Red Sox for the best record in baseball at 19-7. Arizona scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk to A.J. Pollock.

AWFUL A'S

Three teams were shut out and one of them, the Brewers, came up with only two hits, one fewer than the A's in their 11-0 loss to the Astros. But the Astros' Lance McCullers Jr. mowed down the first 15 A's, which means he took a perfect game into the sixth inning.

 

HERRERA MAGIC

A catch by Odubel Herrera was anything but bush league.

SATURDAY'S RESULTS

Minnesota Twins 3-1 Cincinnati Reds
Chicago White Sox 8-0 Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals 5-2 Chicago White Sox
Chicago Cubs 3-0 Milwaukee Brewers
Tampa Bay Rays 12-6 Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers 15-6 San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants 8-3 Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Washington Nationals
Texas Rangers 7-4 Toronto Blue Jays
Seattle Mariners 12-4 Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Braves 4-1 Philadelphia Phillies
Detroit Tigers 9-5 Baltimore Orioles
Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 St Louis Cardinals
Houston Astros 11-0 Oakland Athletics
Miami Marlins 4-1 Colorado Rockies
San Diego Padres 12-2 New York Mets
New York Yankees 11-1 Los Angeles Angels

 

ATHLETICS AT ASTROS

Gerrit Cole (2-1, 1.29 ERA) has revived his career in Houston, even if he has not been getting any offensive support. The Athletics will go with Trevor Cahill (1-0, 2.25 ERA).

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