Yankees’ 4 homers back Tanaka in 7-0 win over Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Yankees hit four solo home runs and Masahiro Tanaka allowed five hits in 7 2/3 innings as New York continued its mastery over the sinking Los Angeles Angels with a 7-0 victory Friday night.
The home runs all came against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver (8-11), who has allowed more home runs (34) than any pitcher in the majors.
The Yankees are unbeaten this season in five games against the Angels, who have lost 13 of 15 overall. They fell to a season-low 20 games under .500 (51-71) with the loss.
Tanaka (10-4) retired the first 11 hitters and struck out nine. He has not allowed a walk in his last four starts.
Jacoby Ellsbury led off the game with a homer, the first by a Yankee this season. Ronald Torreyes doubled in a run in the second, before New York chased Weaver with home runs by Torreyes, Didi Gregorious and Brian McCann in the fifth.
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