Los Angeles Angels defeat New York Yankees, 5-4

ANAHEIM - Alex Rodriguez hit three homers and drove in five runs in the three-game series against the Angels, but when the Yankees needed him most, his bat was nowhere to be found.

A-Rod grounded into a bases-loaded double play in the seventh inning Sunday, then struck out to end the game, the final image of a first half that left the Yankees firmly in contention for a playoff spot while also facing plenty of uncertainty.

The 5-4 loss to the Angels finished off anoth...

ANAHEIM - CC Sabathia pitched into the seventh inning, giving the Yankees the distance they needed Sunday, but it wasn't enough to save them from being swept by the Angels, putting a disappointing finish on an otherwise decent first half.

Sabathia threw the ball well most of the day, but a four-run hiccup in the fourth inning doomed him against a team that has had his number for much of his career.

"You can't take that bad inning away," Sabathia said. "I had good stu...