Los Angeles Angels defeat New York Yankees, 6-4

ANAHEIM - If Dallas Braden was trying to send a message to Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees with his postgame rant on Thursday, it didn't work.

Braden's comments, which centered on his disgust with A-Rod running over the pitcher's mound and stepping on the rubber following a foul ball in the sixth inning in Oakland, did spark some laughter inside the Bombers' clubhouse, however, as the Yankees found the whole thing downright amusing.

"It's really funny," Rodriguez said...

ANAHEIM - The Yankees administered the first major blow of the game Friday night, but the Angels delivered the one that counted most.

Five innings after Mark Teixeira knocked catcher Bobby Wilson out of the game following a violent collision at the plate, Kendry Morales drilled a two-run homer off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth, lifting the Angels to a 6-4 win to start the three-game series.

Morales' homer put an exclamation point on another back-and-forth duel betwe...

ANAHEIM - If Dallas Braden was trying to send a message to Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees with his postgame rant on Thursday, it didn't work.

Braden's comments, which centered on his disgust with A-Rod running over the pitcher's mound and stepping on the rubber following a foul ball in the sixth inning in Oakland, did spark some laughter inside the Bombers' clubhouse, however, as the Yankees found the whole thing downright amusing.

"It's really funny," Rodriguez said...