Los Angeles Angels defeat New York Yankees, 5-3

A day after Angels manager Mike Scioscia held a closed-door meeting to address his team's slow start, the Halos held off a late Yankee rally at the Stadium and responded with a 5-3 victory Wednesday afternoon.

Trailing by four runs going into the eighth, the Yankees mounted a small comeback but left the tying runs on base when Jorge Posada struck out to end the threat.

Brett Gardner led off with a walk, and Derek Jeter followed with an infield single off reliever Sco...

Mark Teixeira is happy about one thing - that April doesn't have 31 days.

Teixeira is no fan of the season's first month and who could blame him? The Yankees first baseman has had a string of nightmarish starts in his career and after Wednesday's 0-for-4 outing in the Bombers' 5-3 loss to the Angels, it's clear that his streak of futile Aprils has remained intact.

"I have no idea," Teixeira said when asked why April has been his cruelest month. "If I did we wouldn't ...

Javier Vazquez might not have been thinking about 2004 when he took the mound at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, but that wasn't the case for many of the 42,372 fans at the game.

It took all of three batters for Vazquez to start hearing the boos, although the loudest jeers came in the sixth as he walked off the mound following an uninspired, 5-1/3-inning, four-run performance against the Angels.

"It was a little disappointing," Vazquez said after the Yankees' 5-3 loss. "It...