Yankees rally from 5 runs down for 6-5 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) DJ LeMahieu hardly ever shows emotion between the lines, so his modest celebration after rounding first base must have meant his ninth-inning hit was something even bigger than the moment.

Whether it's a 5-0 deficit in the sixth inning or their dismaying list of injured stars, these New York Yankees are surmounting every obstacle with an early season determination that's already worth cheering.

LeMahieu singled home Tyler Wade with the tiebreaking run in the ninth, and the Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit for their sixth consecutive victory, 6-5 over the hapless Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

''We don't have our big dogs, but we're finding a way, and it feels good,'' LeMahieu said. ''We've got a lot of good players. That speaks to this organization. It's not how we drew it up in spring training, but we're getting wins and having fun.''

The ninth-inning rally was pure grit: Wade made up for an earlier baserunning mishap with a two-out single off Ty Buttrey (1-1). After Wade stole second, LeMahieu was down to his last strike before he popped a short single to right, driving in his third run of the night and celebrating with one enthusiastic clap of his hands.

New York is still without Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Troy Tulowitzki, all among a revolving dozen players on its injured list. The Yankees shrugged it all off and rallied to win at Angel Stadium for a franchise-record sixth straight time.

This one looked unlikely after CC Sabathia fell short of recording his 3,000th career strikeout while yielding four earned runs and six hits over five innings.

Andrelton Simmons hit two homers off Sabathia, and Kole Calhoun added a three-run homer during the Los Angeles' four-run fourth inning.

But the last-place Angels blew it all in their ninth loss in 10 games. Buttrey was one strike away from completing three innings of scoreless relief before the Yankees rallied.

''It's been unbelievable to watch these guys,'' Sabathia said. ''Just the grittiness. We've got injuries ... but no one is going to hang their head.''

Jonathan Loaisiga (1-0) pitched three innings of two-hit relief in his first game back from the minors. Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

''Winning is a lot of fun, and the way these guys are picking each other up, rallying around the adversity we've had, it's become a calling card for them,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Reliever Cam Bedrosian made his first career start as an opener for the Angels before Felix Pena took over and struck out eight over five strong innings. The Angels were cruising until the sixth, when New York cobbled together two runs on LeMahieu's double and a passed ball.

''It is frustrating when you go ahead and you feel a little comfortable, but right now we're just in a rough patch,'' Simmons said. ''We've just got to keep fighting through it until we get some breaks. It's not lacking of effort. We're just a little unfortunate at times.''

The Yankees didn't get a hit until the fifth, but they made a tying three-run rally in the seventh with just one hit. After Angels reliever Luis Garcia walked Wade with the bases loaded, Mike Tauchman tied it by beating Simmons' throw to the plate.

GARY'S RETURN

Gary Sanchez struck out four times for the Yankees, who activated their catcher from the injured list before the game and immediately installed him in the cleanup spot. ''Just a bit off, maybe a little late, but I feel really good,'' Sanchez said through a translator.

SNEAKY SIMMONS

The Yankees could have had more runs in the seventh, but the Angels made an unlikely double play: Mike Trout made a sprinting catch on Brett Gardner's long drive, and Simmons then alertly tagged out Wade from behind when the New York baserunner lifted his foot off second base.

TROUT OUT

Trout went 0 for 3 with a seventh-inning walk. The two-time AL MVP has reached base in his first 22 consecutive games, extending a career best to start a season, but has just three extra-base hits and two RBIs since April 7.

CC SHORT

Sabathia needed six strikeouts in Anaheim to become the 17th member of the 3,000 club, but the veteran left-hander managed to strike out just three Angels. The 38-year-old veteran, who had family and friends in the Big A stands hoping to see the milestone, will have to wait at least one more start to become the third left-hander with 3,000 strikeouts and the first new member of the club since John Smoltz in April 2008.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Sanchez went on the injured list April 12 with a left calf strain. ... Clint Frazier didn't play after spraining his left ankle Monday, and he will placed on the injured list Thursday, Boone said.

Angels: Shohei Ohtani faced live pitching for the first time since Tommy John surgery, making four plate appearances in a simulated game. ... Tyler Skaggs (sprained left ankle) will return from the injured list to start Friday in Kansas City.

UP NEXT

Trevor Cahill (1-2, 5.47 ERA) tries to avoid his second loss of the Angels' homestand when he takes the mound in the series finale. New York goes for the sweep behind Masahiro Tanaka (2-1, 2.76), who has never lost to the Angels in six career starts.

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  • W: J. Loaisiga (1-0)L: T. Buttrey (1-1)S: A. Chapman (4)
  • HR: LAA - K. Calhoun (5), A. Simmons 2 (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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L. Voit DH40110112.236.358.494.8532.5
B. Gardner CF40000005.239.337.477.8140.0
G. Sanchez C40000043.244.306.667.973-2.0
G. Torres SS40100001.247.280.419.6993.0
M. Ford 1B31000131.150.346.350.6960.5
G. Urshela 3B41100011.279.347.372.7191.5
M. Tauchman RF31000121.200.321.489.8101.0
T. Wade LF32210110.242.342.242.5857.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fletcher 3B50100002.291.333.380.7131.0
    M. Trout CF30000110.303.510.6361.1470.5
    A. Simmons SS42222012.267.282.446.72711.5
    A. Pujols 1B41200000.227.341.387.7273.0
    B. Goodwin LF30000011.344.419.5941.013-0.5
    J. Lucroy C41000012.267.295.333.6280.5
    K. Calhoun RF41131010.182.273.398.6707.5
    K. Smith DH30200100.270.372.432.8054.0
    P. Bourjos PR-DH00000000.100.119.125.2440.0
    T. La Stella 2B40000003.227.320.515.8350.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (7)
      • SF - D. LeMahieu (3)
      • RBI - D. LeMahieu 3 (13), L. Voit (19), T. Wade (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit, G. Sanchez, G. Torres, M. Tauchman
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Smith (3)
      • HR - A. Simmons 2 (3), K. Calhoun (5)
      • SH - B. Goodwin
      • RBI - A. Simmons 2 (13), K. Calhoun 3 (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 2 (2), A. Simmons 2 (2), B. Goodwin
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - G. Torres (2), T. Wade (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Torres-Ford)
      • E - G. Sanchez (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Trout (3)
      • DP - (Trout-Simmons)
      • PB - J. Lucroy (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia5.06540332.400.936.5
      J. Loaisiga (W, 1-0)3.02001102.701.3013.5
      A. Chapman (S, 4)1.00001102.701.109.5
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia5.0
      J. Loaisiga (W, 1-0)3.0
      A. Chapman (S, 4)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Bedrosian1.00001203.751.333.0
      F. Pena5.04210803.631.0714.0
      L. Garcia0.01333003.481.65-7.0
      T. Buttrey (L, 1-1) (BS, 1)2.22110300.751.17-0.5
      H. Robles0.10000003.090.940.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      F. Pena5.0
      L. Garcia0.0
      T. Buttrey (L, 1-1) (BS, 1)2.2
      H. Robles0.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 86-60, J. Loaisiga 45-29, A. Chapman 17-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 5-8, J. Loaisiga 3-4, A. Chapman 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 22, J. Loaisiga 11, A. Chapman 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bedrosian 20-11, F. Pena 78-49, L. Garcia 23-10, T. Buttrey 33-21, H. Robles 4-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bedrosian 1-0, F. Pena 6-1, T. Buttrey 1-4
      • Batters Faced - C. Bedrosian 4, F. Pena 19, L. Garcia 4, T. Buttrey 10, H. Robles
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. LeMahieu 2B41230010.282.333.400.7336.5
      L. Voit DH40110112.236.358.494.8532.5
      B. Gardner CF40000005.239.337.477.8140.0
      G. Sanchez C40000043.244.306.667.973-2.0
      G. Torres SS40100001.247.280.419.6993.0
      M. Ford 1B31000131.150.346.350.6960.5
      G. Urshela 3B41100011.279.347.372.7191.5
      M. Tauchman RF31000121.200.321.489.8101.0
      T. Wade LF32210110.242.342.242.5857.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Fletcher 3B50100002.291.333.380.7131.0
        M. Trout CF30000110.303.510.6361.1470.5
        A. Simmons SS42222012.267.282.446.72711.5
        A. Pujols 1B41200000.227.341.387.7273.0
        B. Goodwin LF30000011.344.419.5941.013-0.5
        J. Lucroy C41000012.267.295.333.6280.5
        K. Calhoun RF41131010.182.273.398.6707.5
        K. Smith DH30200100.270.372.432.8054.0
        P. Bourjos PR-DH00000000.100.119.125.2440.0
        T. La Stella 2B40000003.227.320.515.8350.0
        Total3458532510-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. LeMahieu (7)
          • SF - D. LeMahieu (3)
          • RBI - D. LeMahieu 3 (13), L. Voit (19), T. Wade (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. LeMahieu (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit, G. Sanchez, G. Torres, M. Tauchman
          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Smith (3)
          • HR - A. Simmons 2 (3), K. Calhoun (5)
          • SH - B. Goodwin
          • RBI - A. Simmons 2 (13), K. Calhoun 3 (13)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 2 (2), A. Simmons 2 (2), B. Goodwin
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - G. Torres (2), T. Wade (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Torres-Ford)
          • E - G. Sanchez (5)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Trout (3)
          • DP - (Trout-Simmons)
          • PB - J. Lucroy (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Sabathia5.06540332.400.936.5
          J. Loaisiga (W, 1-0)3.02001102.701.3013.5
          A. Chapman (S, 4)1.00001102.701.109.5
          Total9.0854253---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Sabathia5.0
          J. Loaisiga (W, 1-0)3.0
          A. Chapman (S, 4)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Bedrosian1.00001203.751.333.0
          F. Pena5.04210803.631.0714.0
          L. Garcia0.01333003.481.65-7.0
          T. Buttrey (L, 1-1) (BS, 1)2.22110300.751.17-0.5
          H. Robles0.10000003.090.940.0
          Total9.07654130---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Bedrosian1.0
          F. Pena5.0
          L. Garcia0.0
          T. Buttrey (L, 1-1) (BS, 1)2.2
          H. Robles0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 86-60, J. Loaisiga 45-29, A. Chapman 17-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 5-8, J. Loaisiga 3-4, A. Chapman 1-1
          • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 22, J. Loaisiga 11, A. Chapman 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bedrosian 20-11, F. Pena 78-49, L. Garcia 23-10, T. Buttrey 33-21, H. Robles 4-3
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bedrosian 1-0, F. Pena 6-1, T. Buttrey 1-4
          • Batters Faced - C. Bedrosian 4, F. Pena 19, L. Garcia 4, T. Buttrey 10, H. Robles
          • 9TH INNING
            LeMahieu singled to right center, Wade scored65
          • 7TH INNING
            Voit reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Tauchman scored55
            LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to left, Urshela scored, Tauchman to third, Wade to second45
            Wade walked, Ford scored, Urshela to third, Tauchman to second35
          • 6TH INNING
            LeMahieu scored, Voit to second on passed ball25
            LeMahieu doubled to left, Wade scored15
          • 4TH INNING
            Calhoun homered to right center, Pujols and Lucroy scored05
            Simmons homered to left02
          • 1ST INNING
            Simmons homered to center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • T. Buttrey Pitching:
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Urshela struck out looking
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Tauchman flied out to deep right
            • T. Wade: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wade singled to shallow right
            • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Ball, Wade stole second, Foul, LeMahieu singled to right center, Wade scored
            • Hansel Robles relieved Ty Buttrey
            • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Voit flied out to center
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Aroldis Chapman relieved Jonathan Loaisiga
            • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
            • Peter Bourjos ran for Kevan Smith
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, La Stella lined out to right
            • D. Fletcher: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Fletcher grounded out to third
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • T. Buttrey Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Torres flied out to center
            • M. Ford: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ford struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pujols popped out to second
            • B. Goodwin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy flied out to deep right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Luis Garcia relieved Felix Pena
            • M. Ford: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ford walked
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Urshela singled to shallow center, Ford to second
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Tauchman walked, Ford to third, Urshela to second
            • T. Wade: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wade walked, Ford scored, Urshela to third, Tauchman to second
            • Ty Buttrey relieved Luis Garcia
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu hit sacrifice fly to left, Urshela scored, Tauchman to third, Wade to second
            • L. Voit: Foul, Ball, Voit reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Tauchman scored
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner lined into double play center to shortstop, Wade out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
            • K. Smith: Ball, Smith singled to shallow center
            • T. La Stella: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, La Stella grounded into double play shortstop to first, Smith out at second
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher singled to right center
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked, Fletcher to second
            • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Simmons hit into double play third, Fletcher out at third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • T. Wade: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wade reached on an infield single to first
            • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, LeMahieu doubled to left, Wade scored
            • L. Voit: Voit singled to shallow center, LeMahieu to third
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gardner popped out to shortstop
            • G. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu scored, Voit to second on passed ball, Torres grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jonathan Loaisiga relieved CC Sabathia
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Goodwin flied out to deep right
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Calhoun: Foul, Calhoun flied out to left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Torres singled to shallow center
            • M. Ford: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ford struck out swinging
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Ball, Torres stole second, Foul, Urshela grounded out to third, Torres to third
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Simmons struck out on foul tip
            • A. Pujols: Foul, Strike swinging, Pujols grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • L. Voit: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Gardner grounded out to second
            • G. Sanchez: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Simmons homered to left
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pujols singled to left
            • B. Goodwin: Goodwin hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Pujols to second on catcher Sanchez fielding error
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lucroy reached on fielder's choice to second, Pujols to third, Goodwin out at second
            • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Calhoun homered to right center, Pujols and Lucroy scored
            • K. Smith: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith doubled to deep left
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, La Stella lined out to center, Smith to third
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fletcher lined out to right
            • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • F. Pena Pitching:
            • M. Tauchman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
            • T. Wade: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wade struck out swinging
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, La Stella lined out to second
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Fletcher lined out to right
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Trout grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • Felix Pena relieved Cam Bedrosian
            • G. Torres: Torres grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ford struck out looking
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Urshela grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun fouled out to third
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Smith flied out to deep center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Bedrosian Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • L. Voit: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Voit walked
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner reached on fielder's choice to second, Voit out at second
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • CC Sabathia pitching
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Fletcher flied out to deep left
            • M. Trout: Ball, Trout flied out to deep right
            • A. Simmons: Simmons homered to center
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols singled to left
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Goodwin grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)