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Trumbo’s Game-Winning Homer Lifts Angels Past Yankees; Mets Lose

Mark Trumbo #44 of the Los Angeles Angels
Mark Trumbo #44 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his solo home run in the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 27, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Photographer: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Mark Trumbo hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Angels won 9-8 to snap the New York Yankees’ five-game winning streak.

Cole Hamels allowed four runs and struck out six over eight innings as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-4 yesterday to open a three-game series at Citi Field in New York.

At Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Trumbo was the first batter to face Yankees’ relief pitcher Cory Wade yesterday, sending a 1-1 pitch into the left-field seats for his eighth homer of the Major League Baseball season.

With the game tied 8-8 in the top of the ninth inning, the Yankees (26-22) had the bases loaded with two out before Derek Jeter grounded out to second base.

Trumbo also had a triple and a double for the Angels (25-25), who lost starting pitcher Jered Weaver to a possible lower back injury during the first inning. Jordan Walden pitched two innings to earn the win.

Starter Phil Hughes went 5 1/3 innings for the Yankees, allowing seven earned runs on 11 hits, while Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira both had home runs.

Phillies first baseman Ty Wigginton, who began his career with the Mets, was three-for-three with two walks, a home run and a career-high six runs batted in. John Mayberry Jr. hit a two-run home run for Philadelphia, while Scott Hairston and Vinny Rottino each hit two-run homers off Hamels in the loss.

Mets starter Jonathon Niese walked five batters and struck out seven before leaving in the sixth inning trailing 4-2. Wigginton broke a 4-4 tie with an RBI single off Bobby Parnell (1-1) in the seventh and finished the scoring with a three-run homer off Manny Acosta in the ninth.

The Phillies improved to 26-24 with the win, while New York fell to 27-22.

Lynn Ties Hamels

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 behind starting pitcher Lance Lynn’s eighth win of the season, tying Hamels (8-1) for the major league lead. The Braves (26-23) have lost eight games in a row, slipping to fourth in the National League East division standings.

In other American League games yesterday, it was the Boston Red Sox 7, the Detroit Tigers 4; Minnesota Twins 5, Oakland Athletics 4; Chicago White Sox 2, Tampa Bay Rays 1; Cleveland Indians 8, Kansas City Royals 5; Toronto Blue Jays 6, Baltimore Orioles 2; and Texas Ranger 4, Seattle Mariners 2.

In the National League, it was the Miami Marlins 5, Washington Nationals 3; Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Cincinnati Reds 1; Chicago Cubs 11, San Diego Padres 7; Colorado Rockies 9, Houston Astros 7 (Game 1); Rockies 7, Astros 6 (10 innings, Game 2); San Francisco Giants 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 2; and Milwaukee Brewers 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2.

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