(NEW YORK) — Derek Jeter hit his second home run of the season, and pitcher Ivan Nova won his 14th straight decision as the New York Yankees (5-4) battered the Los Angeles Angels (3-6), 11-5.
Derek Jeter went 2 for 5, upping his season average to .366.
“I came out of Spring Training feeling pretty comfortable,” Jeter said referring to his hot start. “But we’ve only played a week. I’m happy the way our team has been playing here as of late, but we got a long way to go.”
Albert Pujols went 1 for 5 with a single, continuing what has been a slow start for the All-Star slugger.
“No one’s ever happy when you start off slowly. No one’s saying no big deal,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “But you also have to understand the need for some guys to get into their game. Some guys are going hit stride right out of spring training, hit the ground running. Some guys are going to need some innings or some at-bats.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN