NEW YORK (AP) -Gary Matthews Jr. lined a two-run triple that gave the Los Angeles Angels yet another fast start and Kelvim Escobar made the early lead stand up, beating the New York Yankees 3-1 Saturday.
Los Angeles won for the eighth time in 10 games and did it without manager Mike Scioscia, who was back in California for his son's high school graduation. Bench coach Ron Roenicke ran the team, and will do it again Sunday when the Angels go for the sweep.
The AL West leaders took a 3-0 lead off Chien-Ming Wang before Escobar threw a pitch. They've now outscored opponents 52-19 in first innings this season.
The Yankees lost for the sixth time in nine games. Their fans were restless from the get-go, and started booing after Matthews tripled and Casey Kotchman followed with an RBI single. Pitching coach Ron Guidry went to the mound at that point and Wang (3-4) settled down, but it was too late.
Escobar (6-2) struck out eight and limited the Yankees to one run and six hits in seven innings.
Indians 6, Tigers 3
DETROIT (AP) - David Dellucci hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning and C.C. Sabathia tied the league lead with his seventh victory for Cleveland.
Victor Martinez also hit a two-run home run to help the Indians beat Detroit for the second straight day, giving them a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL Central.
Marcus Thames homered for the Tigers, who have lost three of their past five games.
Sabathia (7-1) allowed three runs and six hits over eight innings. He struck out six and walked one.
The Indians led off the eighth inning with three straight hits off Jason Grilli (2-2), who left the game after Ryan Garko's comebacker hit his left knee, and built a three-run lead. X-rays on Grill's knee were negative.
MORE

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Middle infielder fills big hole as camp opens After using his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to the Braves in November, Brandon Phillips has clearly warmed to the idea of...
Thumbnail Red Sox remain favored to win AL Pennant Which team is favored to win the American League Pennant in 2017? Here are on the odds.
Thumbnail 2017 MLB Win Totals The 2017 MLB regular season win totals have been released and the Cubs have the highest win total, while the Padres own the lowest.

MLB Team Pages