The New York Yankees begin the traditional second half of the Major League Baseball season Friday when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim come to Yankee Stadium to begin a three-game series (7:05 p.m. ET, MY9). The Yankees enter Friday's action with the best record in baseball at 52-33 and a seven-game lead in the American League East. The Angels 48-38, lead the wild-card race four games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West.
Hiroki Kuroda (8-7, 3.50 ERA) will pitch for the Yankees. C.J. Wilson (9-5, 2.43 ERA) gets the ball for Anaheim.
The series will provide Yankees fans with their first up-close look ay New Jersey-born Mike Trout, the sensational 20-year-old Anaheim outfielder who leads the American League with a .341 batting average. Trout also has has 12 home runs, 40 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 64 games.
Here are the probable pitchers for the rest of the series:
- Saturday: Freddy Garcia, Yankees (3-2, 5.23 ERA) vs. Jerome Williams (6-5, 4.46 ERA)
- Sunday: Ivan Nova, Yankees (10-3, 3.92 ERA) vs. Jared Weaver (10-1, 1.96 ERA)