Heaney, Trout weren’t quite enough in NY

ANDREW HEANEY pitched 6.1 strong innings, but the Angels lost 2-1 to the Yankees on Friday (Flickr/ Kent Kanouse).

Oh, no. Not again!

Andrew Heaney had another strong pitching start for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, but a suddenly silent Halo offense didn’t provide much support and the New York Yankees prevailed 2-1.

The loss dropped the Angels to 28-23. They are still in third place in the American League West, 5.5 games back of the division-leading Houston Astros.

Heaney pitched 6.1 innings, giving up four hits and one earned run, striking out five an walking three. 

The Angels, trailing 1-0, tied it up in the top of the fifth when Mike Trout hit his 16th home run of the year. The deciding play was Glyber Torres’ seventh inning home run off reliever Jim Johnson (2-2).

“I’m not a home run guy; I’m a contact guy,” Torres said. “But I feel pretty good right now. I helped the team and I feel great for that. I feel great because I helped the team and we won. That’s what’s most important.”

Luis Severino also pitched well for the Yanks, working six innings and giving up four hits and one run. He walked four and struck out five. The win went to Chad Green (3-0), who worked the seventh inning.

The series continues on Saturday with Jaime Barria (3-1) starting for the Angels and Sonny Gray (3-3) for the Yankees.

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