Tommy Hanson allowed two runs and struck out eight as the Los Angeles Angels won 6-2 to hand the New York Yankees their fifth straight Major League Baseball loss.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left the game in the fourth inning last night with an aggravated right wrist which will be examined today by a team physician. Teixeira missed the first 53 games of the season after he suffered a torn sheath in his wrist.
“I’ve been concerned about it since he’s come back, really, just because it was a tough injury that he had,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters. “You’re never sure how it’s going to hold up, or how it’s going to react.”
In last night’s game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Teixeira, who was injured in March while training for the World Baseball Classic, flied out to right and fouled out to third before leaving the game. He was replaced by David Adams.
The Yankees have been plagued by injuries among their veteran players. Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson are still out. Kevin Youkilis went back on the disabled list two days ago. Teixeira came off the list on May 31.
The Angels won their third straight game as Hanson (4-2) went 6 1/3 innings in giving up five hits to the Yankees.
David Phelps (4-4) allowed four runs on nine hits and struck out two in six innings for the Yankees.
The Yankees (37-31) are in third place in the American League East, four games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox. The Angels (30-38) are 10 games behind the Oakland Athletics to hold fourth place in the AL West.