There were several key hits for the Angels, but with Adam Kennedy on third and one out in the eighth, left-handed hitting Darin Erstad stepped to the plate against Yankee left-hander Mike Stanton and stroked a double to right field, giving the Angels their first lead of the night after trailing, 6-1, in the third inning.
The Yankees quickly took the air out of the fans in Edison Field by scoring three runs in the top of the first off shaky Angel starter Ramon Ortiz. It appeared it would be a long night for the Angels, especially after the Yankees tacked on three more runs in the third to take a five-run lead.
*--* THE BIG PLAY
*--* THE BIG LETDOWN
*--* NOT IN THE BOX SCORE