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The Yankees Miss Playing the A’s

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 28:  Relief pitcher Cory Wade #53 of the New York Yankees walks off the field after giving up a walk-off home run to Mark Trumbo (not pictured) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ninth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 28, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Yankees 9-8.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ever since falling into a last-place tie with Boston last week, the Yankees had been on a nice little run, winning the final two games of their series against Kansas City before outscoring Oakland, 17-5, in a three-game sweep over the weekend. Yes, the Royals and A's are currently nine and five games under .500, respectively, but at the very least, the Yankees were taking care of business against such teams. That winning streak is over now, though: Last night in Anaheim, the Angels beat the Yankees, 9-8, on Mark Trumbo's walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth. Angels starter Jared Weaver left the game with an injury after throwing just twelve pitches, but Phil Hughes — who'd been pitching better of late — took a step backwards, allowing seven earned runs in five-and-a-third innings of work. Cory Wade took the loss; his third pitch of the night was hit out of the park by Trumbo.

Photo: Jeff Gross/Getty Images