New York Yankees defeat Los Angeles Angels, 7-4

When the season began for the Yankees, Melky Cabrera wasn't even starting.

Now he's starting to show why he belongs in the everyday lineup.

Cabrera, who closed out the last home stand with an extra-inning home run against the A's, lifted the Yankees with a huge RBI single Thursday night, helping them to a 7-4 win over the Angels at the Stadium.

"He's taken full advantage of his opportunity," said Joe Girardi, who has been playing Cabrera in center field the past four...