An old story: Young saves the Halos

ERIC YOUNG lines a drive off Yankee pitcher Ben Heller for the winning run Tuesday as the Angels beat the Yanks 3-2 in 11 innings in Anaheim (Angels.com).

No one’s going to forget Mike Trout because of the heroics of Eric Young, Jr., but you can bet that when the American League MVP comes back to the Angels, there will still be a place for his impressive replacement in the Halo lineup.

Young tied Tuesday’s game with the New York Yankees with a home run in the eighth inning, then had the game-winner with an infield single in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Angels won 3-2.

The victory evened the Orange County team’s record at 34-34, and kept them tied with the Texas Rangers for second place in the American League West. Both are 11 games back of first-place Houston.

J.C Ramirez did well for the Angels, working 6.2 innings and giving up just five hits and two runs. He struck out seven and walked just one. But the Angels trailed 2-1 until Young’s third home run of the season.

Then, in the bottom of the 11th, Young slammed a line drive which was deflected by Yankee reliever Ben Heller past shortstop Didi Gregorious. That brought Andrelton Simmons in to score the winning run.

Simmons ended up with two hits and two run scored. C.J. Cron had two hits and an RBI; Young was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a walk.


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