Voit homers twice to lead Yankees over Angels 7-5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Yankees slugger Luke Voit showed last season what an unproven player can gain when injuries create opportunities for playing time.

With New York depleted almost beyond recognition, Mike Ford and the rest of this year's injury replacements are seizing their moment.

Voit homered twice and Ford went deep for the first time in the majors to lead New York over the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 Tuesday night. The Yankees have won five straight and seven of their last eight despite having 13 players on the injured list.

''It's fun. Guys are stepping up in big-time roles,'' said Voit, who got his third multihomer game and extended his hitting streak to 10. ''A lot of guys are going to be coming back and players are going to be going up and down, but there's always a chance to make a name for yourself now.''

Voit has reached base in 34 straight games and has 20 home runs in 55 games dating back to Aug. 24, which leads the American League. He was stuck with St. Louis' Triple-A affiliate last season before being traded to the Yankees, who needed a big bat with injuries to slugger Aaron Judge and others. They found it in Voit, a beefy slugger who has become a lineup regular.

He opened the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning for the second straight game, and then added another in the eighth to make it 7-1.

Ford, called up for the first time last week, hit a two-run shot in the fifth off starter Chris Stratton (0-2). Brett Gardner had four hits, his second game with three or more, and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.

Domingo German (4-1) allowed an unearned run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings. It is the second time in four starts the right-hander has not given up an earned run.

''Everyone feels like they are contributing and that's been the case,'' manager Aaron Boone said. ''When you are beat up and feeling adversity you need everyone to pull their weight. I think that has been one of the common themes over the past week.''

Los Angeles' Justin Bour hit a grand slam off Chad Green in the eighth, but Zack Britton pitched the ninth for his first save.

Brian Goodwin and David Fletcher each had two hits for the Angels, who have dropped five of six on their current homestand. Stratton failed to retire the Yankees in order in any inning and allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings.

''It would be nice to be jump on a team early, but it's a good sign they're not giving up. They're fighting,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''We're missing a couple big pieces of our offense so I'm not concerned about it. The pitching is like we said all along. If we can get our starters through the first half of a game, we feel like we have a strong bullpen that can hold any lead.''

GREEN STRUGGLING

Green had been a most reliable piece in New York's bullpen the past two seasons, but his ERA this year is 16.43.

Boone said Green is fine physically but that he continues to struggle with finishing off hitters.

''I'm not executing where I need to and that's the bottom line. It has been really bad so far,'' Green said.

BOUR'S BIG HIT

Bour has got off to a slow start in his first season with the Angels. He came into the game batting .200, but is hoping that his fourth career grand slam can help him bounce back.

''Obviously I haven't gotten off to a hot start here, and Angels fans have let me know it, so it was good to put a good swing on it. I'm glad some results are showing,'' said Bour, who raised his average to .203.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: C Gary Sanchez (left calf strain) rejoined the team on Tuesday and is expected to be activated off the injured list on Wednesday. Sanchez is hitting .268 and is tied for the team lead in home runs with six.

Angels: OF Justin Upton (turf toe) has been moved to the 60-day injured list. Ausmus said Upton is out of his walking boot but has not started jogging yet. ... P Tyler Skaggs (ankle) had a bullpen session and could be ready to rejoin the rotation by the weekend.

UP NEXT

CC Sabathia (1-0, 0.00 ERA) needs six strikeouts to become the third left-hander and 17th pitcher in MLB history to reach 3,000 for his career. RHP Felix Pena (0-1, 4.15) takes the hill for the Angels and makes his first start against the Yankees.

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NYY13-10
1100202107141
LAA9-15
000010040580
  • W: D. German (4-1)L: C. Stratton (0-2)S: Z. Britton (1)
  • HR: NYY - L. Voit 2 (7), M. Ford (1), LAA - J. Bour (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 3B-1B60000025.272.330.383.712-1.0
L. Voit DH43222110.235.356.506.86213.5
B. Gardner CF51400000.250.351.500.8518.0
G. Torres SS51210022.247.281.427.7083.0
M. Ford 1B32221001.176.364.412.7759.0
a- G. Urshela PH-3B20000004.282.356.385.7400.0
M. Tauchman RF30100202.214.327.524.8503.0
A. Romine C50010035.250.268.350.618-0.5
T. Estrada 2B40200110.500.600.5001.1002.5
T. Wade LF40110115.200.294.200.4944.5
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Ford in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Calhoun RF41100023.179.274.369.6431.0
a- Z. Cozart PH10000000.109.157.125.2820.0
M. Trout CF21000202.317.522.6671.1883.0
J. Bour 1B41141001.203.311.344.6559.0
A. Simmons SS40100011.258.273.381.6541.5
A. Pujols DH30000110.211.333.380.7140.5
P. Bourjos PR-DH00000000.100.119.125.2440.0
B. Goodwin LF41200012.361.437.6231.0604.5
K. Smith C40000014.235.333.382.716-0.5
T. La Stella 2B30100002.242.338.548.8861.0
b- J. Lucroy PH10000000.282.311.352.6630.0
D. Fletcher 3B41210001.297.342.392.7344.0
  • a-grounded out for Calhoun in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for La Stella in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Gardner (4)
  • 3B - B. Gardner
  • HR - L. Voit 2 (7), M. Ford
  • RBI - L. Voit 2 (18), G. Torres (10), M. Ford 2 (2), A. Romine (8), T. Wade (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Ford 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu 5 (5), M. Ford, M. Tauchman 2 (2), A. Romine, T. Wade 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Simmons (9), B. Goodwin 2 (5)
  • HR - J. Bour (2)
  • RBI - J. Bour 4 (10), D. Fletcher (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun, A. Simmons, T. La Stella
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Wade (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Torres-Estrada-Ford; Urshela-Estrada-LeMahieu)
  • E - D. German
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. German (W, 4-1)6.24101501.750.8225.5
C. Green0.134410116.432.48-8.0
L. Cessa (H, 2)1.01001101.591.321.5
Z. Britton (S, 1)1.00000002.611.2610.0
PITCHERSIP
D. German (W, 4-1)6.2
C. Green0.1
L. Cessa (H, 2)1.0
Z. Britton (S, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (L, 0-2)5.09441627.042.00-1.0
J. Anderson1.02221302.701.20-0.5
S. Freeman2.03112014.502.500.0
C. Allen1.00001105.401.562.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (L, 0-2)5.0
J. Anderson1.0
S. Freeman2.0
C. Allen1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 99-65, C. Green 18-12, L. Cessa 16-7, Z. Britton 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 7-8, C. Green 1-0, L. Cessa 1-0, Z. Britton 3-0
  • Batters Faced - D. German 25, C. Green 5, L. Cessa 4, Z. Britton 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 93-63, J. Anderson 26-15, S. Freeman 40-24, C. Allen 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 5-4, S. Freeman 4-2, C. Allen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 25, J. Anderson 6, S. Freeman 11, C. Allen 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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NYY13-10
1100202107141
LAA9-15
000010040580
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 3B-1B60000025.272.330.383.712-1.0
L. Voit DH43222110.235.356.506.86213.5
B. Gardner CF51400000.250.351.500.8518.0
G. Torres SS51210022.247.281.427.7083.0
M. Ford 1B32221001.176.364.412.7759.0
a- G. Urshela PH-3B20000004.282.356.385.7400.0
M. Tauchman RF30100202.214.327.524.8503.0
A. Romine C50010035.250.268.350.618-0.5
T. Estrada 2B40200110.500.600.5001.1002.5
T. Wade LF40110115.200.294.200.4944.5
Total417147351024-----
HITTERSAB
D. LeMahieu 3B-1B6
L. Voit DH4
B. Gardner CF5
G. Torres SS5
M. Ford 1B3
a- G. Urshela PH-3B2
M. Tauchman RF3
A. Romine C5
T. Estrada 2B4
T. Wade LF4
Total41
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Ford in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Calhoun RF41100023.179.274.369.6431.0
a- Z. Cozart PH10000000.109.157.125.2820.0
M. Trout CF21000202.317.522.6671.1883.0
J. Bour 1B41141001.203.311.344.6559.0
A. Simmons SS40100011.258.273.381.6541.5
A. Pujols DH30000110.211.333.380.7140.5
P. Bourjos PR-DH00000000.100.119.125.2440.0
B. Goodwin LF41200012.361.437.6231.0604.5
K. Smith C40000014.235.333.382.716-0.5
T. La Stella 2B30100002.242.338.548.8861.0
b- J. Lucroy PH10000000.282.311.352.6630.0
D. Fletcher 3B41210001.297.342.392.7344.0
Total3458513616-----
  • a-grounded out for Calhoun in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for La Stella in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Gardner (4)
  • 3B - B. Gardner
  • HR - L. Voit 2 (7), M. Ford
  • RBI - L. Voit 2 (18), G. Torres (10), M. Ford 2 (2), A. Romine (8), T. Wade (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Ford 2 (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu 5 (5), M. Ford, M. Tauchman 2 (2), A. Romine, T. Wade 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Simmons (9), B. Goodwin 2 (5)
  • HR - J. Bour (2)
  • RBI - J. Bour 4 (10), D. Fletcher (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Calhoun, A. Simmons, T. La Stella
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Wade (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Torres-Estrada-Ford; Urshela-Estrada-LeMahieu)
  • E - D. German
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. German (W, 4-1)6.24101501.750.8225.5
C. Green0.134410116.432.48-8.0
L. Cessa (H, 2)1.01001101.591.321.5
Z. Britton (S, 1)1.00000002.611.2610.0
Total9.0854361---
PITCHERSIP
D. German (W, 4-1)6.2
C. Green0.1
L. Cessa (H, 2)1.0
Z. Britton (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Stratton (L, 0-2)5.09441627.042.00-1.0
J. Anderson1.02221302.701.20-0.5
S. Freeman2.03112014.502.500.0
C. Allen1.00001105.401.562.5
Total9.014775103---
PITCHERSIP
C. Stratton (L, 0-2)5.0
J. Anderson1.0
S. Freeman2.0
C. Allen1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 99-65, C. Green 18-12, L. Cessa 16-7, Z. Britton 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 7-8, C. Green 1-0, L. Cessa 1-0, Z. Britton 3-0
  • Batters Faced - D. German 25, C. Green 5, L. Cessa 4, Z. Britton 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Stratton 93-63, J. Anderson 26-15, S. Freeman 40-24, C. Allen 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Stratton 5-4, S. Freeman 4-2, C. Allen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Stratton 25, J. Anderson 6, S. Freeman 11, C. Allen 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Bour homered to center, Fletcher, Calhoun and Trout scored75
    Voit homered to right71
  • 7TH INNING
    Romine grounded out to third, Torres scored, Urshela to third, Tauchman to second61
    Torres singled to left, Voit scored, Gardner to third51
  • 5TH INNING
    Fletcher reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Goodwin scored, La Stella out at second41
    Ford homered to right center, Gardner scored40
  • 2ND INNING
    Wade reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ford scored, Tauchman to third, Estrada out at second20
  • 1ST INNING
    Voit homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Cody Allen relieved Sam Freeman
    • A. Romine: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
    • T. Estrada: Ball, Estrada grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Wade: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wade walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Wade stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Zack Britton relieved Luis Cessa
    • Jonathan Lucroy hit for Tommy La Stella
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
    • Zack Cozart hit for Kole Calhoun
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Cozart grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Freeman Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, LeMahieu lined out to right
    • L. Voit: Ball, Ball, Voit homered to right
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner singled to right
    • G. Torres: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Torres singled to left, Gardner to second
    • G. Urshela: Urshela grounded out to second, Gardner to third, Torres to second
    • M. Tauchman: Tauchman flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Green Pitching:
    • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher singled to left
    • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun singled to shallow right, Fletcher to second
    • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Trout walked, Fletcher to third, Calhoun to second
    • J. Bour: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Bour homered to center, Fletcher, Calhoun and Trout scored
    • Luis Cessa relieved Chad Green
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Simmons doubled to deep center
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols walked
    • Peter Bourjos ran for Albert Pujols
    • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
    • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded into double play third to second to first, Bourjos out at second
    • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Anderson Pitching:
    • L. Voit: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Voit walked
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gardner doubled to left center, Voit to third
    • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Ball, Torres singled to left, Voit scored, Gardner to third
    • Sam Freeman relieved Justin Anderson
    • Gio Urshela hit for Mike Ford
    • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Urshela reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gardner out at home, Torres to second
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tauchman walked, Torres to third, Urshela to second
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Foul, Romine grounded out to third, Torres scored, Urshela to third, Tauchman to second
    • T. Estrada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Estrada walked
    • T. Wade: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wade hit into double play shortstop to second, Estrada out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Goodwin doubled to deep left
    • K. Smith: Strike looking, Smith flied out to center
    • Chad Green relieved Domingo German
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Justin Anderson relieved Chris Stratton
    • T. Estrada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Estrada struck out swinging
    • T. Wade: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wade struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • M. Trout: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Trout popped out to shortstop
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bour grounded out to first
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • L. Voit: Ball, Ball, Voit lined out to center
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner singled to left
    • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Torres flied out to right
    • M. Ford: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ford homered to right center, Gardner scored
    • M. Tauchman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Tauchman singled to center
    • A. Romine: Romine lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Goodwin doubled to left center
    • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • T. La Stella: Ball, La Stella safe at first on German fielding error, Goodwin to third
    • D. Fletcher: Strike swinging, Ball, Fletcher reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Goodwin scored, La Stella out at second
    • K. Calhoun: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Calhoun fouled out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • M. Tauchman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Tauchman grounded out to first
    • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
    • T. Estrada: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Estrada singled to shallow center
    • T. Wade: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wade reached on bunt single to shortstop, Estrada to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Bour flied out to shallow left
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Simmons struck out looking
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pujols popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • L. Voit: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Voit struck out looking
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner tripled to deep center
    • G. Torres: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
    • M. Ford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ford popped out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, La Stella singled to right
    • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Fletcher reached on an infield single to pitcher, La Stella to second
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trout grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Fletcher out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • M. Tauchman: Tauchman singled to right
    • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tauchman walked, Ford to second
    • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
    • T. Estrada: Estrada singled to right, Ford to third, Tauchman to second
    • T. Wade: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Wade reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ford scored, Tauchman to third, Estrada out at second
    • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt to first, LeMahieu hit into double play shortstop to second, Wade out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols grounded out to third
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goodwin lined out to shortstop
    • K. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • L. Voit: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Voit homered to center
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Gardner grounded out to third
    • G. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Torres struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • K. Calhoun: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
    • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Bour flied out to shallow left
    • A. Simmons: Simmons flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)