Luke Voit homered twice, Mike Ford went deep for the first time in the majors and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
Voit got his third career multihomer game and extended his hitting streak to 11. He opened the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning for the second straight game, and then added another in the eighth to make it 7-1.
Los Angeles’ Justin Bour hit a grand slam off Chad Green in the eighth, but Zack Britton pitched the ninth for his first save.
Ford, called up for the first time last week to help the injury-plagued Yankees, hit a two-run shot in the fifth off starter Chris Stratton (0-2). Brett Gardner had four hits, his second game with three or more, and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.
Domingo Germán (4-1) allowed an unearned run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings. It is the second time in four starts the right-hander has not given up an earned run.
Brian Goodwin and David Fletcher each had two hits for the Angels, who have dropped five of six on their current homestand. Stratton failed to retire the Yankees in order in any inning and allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings.
Green had been a most reliable piece in New York’s bullpen the past two seasons, but his ERA this year is 16.43.
Yankees: C Gary Sanchez (left calf strain) rejoined the team on Tuesday and is expected to be activated off the injured list on Wednesday. Sanchez is hitting .268 and is tied for the team lead in home runs with six.
Angels: OF Justin Upton (turf toe) has been moved to the 60-day injured list. Manager Brad Ausmus said Upton is out of his walking boot but has not started jogging yet. … P Tyler Skaggs (ankle) had a bullpen session and could be ready to rejoin the rotation by the weekend.
CC Sabathia (1-0, 0.00 ERA) needs six strikeouts to become the third left-hander and 17th pitcher in MLB history to reach 3,000 for his career. RHP Felix Peña (0-1, 4.15) takes the hill for the Angels and makes his first start against the Yankees.