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The Angels Stay Hot, at the Expense of the Yankees

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 29:  Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees reacts to his fly ball caught for an out by Peter Bourjos #25 of the Los Angeles Angels on the warning track to end the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 29, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Nick Swisher.

The Yankees entered their series with the Angels riding a five-game winning streak, but the Angels entered on a six-game winning streak — and it’s Mike Scioscia’s club that has remained hot. Last night, two different Angels outfielders robbed Nick Swisher of an extra base hit — video here — and Robinson Cano had a rough night at the plate, striking out twice with the bases loaded. (The second of those strikeouts ended the game. Cano, by the way, is just 1-for-10 with the bases loaded this year, though that one hit is a grand slam.) Dan Haren allowed just one run in seven innings work, while Andy Pettitte — who’d been terrific in his last two outings — made some mistakes, including home runs by both Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo. The Yankees try to avoid a sweep in Anaheim tonight, when Ivan Nova takes the ball against Ervin Santana.

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Photo: Harry How/Getty Images