A two run home run from Gary Sanchez in the top of the fourth inning proved to be all of the offense the New York Yankees needed, as they swept the Los Angeles Angels with their 2-1 win.
With the win, the Yankees extended their win streak to nine games.
After going hit-less through the game’s first three innings, Giancarlo Stanton got the first hit of the game for the Yankees with a double to left field in the top of the fourth. Sanchez would follow that up with his seventh home run of the season to put New York up 2-0.
The Angels would trim the Yankees lead in half in the bottom of the sixth inning when a wild pitch from CC Sabathia allowed Justin Upton to score. With Albert Pujols on second base with one out, Sabathia got Andrelton Simmons to pop out to Didi Gregorius and Zack Cozart to fly out to Brett Gardner to get out of the inning with the 2-1 lead still in tact.
Los Angeles threatened to take tie the game in the eighth inning with runners on first and second with two outs, but Chad Green struck out Zack Cozart to strand the potential game tying and go ahead run.
With one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Aroldis Chapman walked Chris Young to put the game tying run on base. Chapman would slam the door shut on the Angels comeback attempt with back to back strikeouts of Rene Rivera and Ian Kinsler to earn his sixth save of the season.
Sabathia pitched seven innings and allowed just one run to earn his second win of the season.
The Yankees will look to extend their win streak to 10 tomorrow night when they go on the road to take on the defending World Series Champion Houston Astros in the first of a four game series.