The Yankees were hoping for a good outing from Hiroki Kuroda–instead, Kuroda was knocked around for eight runs, burying the Yankees in a 13-1 loss at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Kuroda only went four innings plus, giving up eight runs to a potent Angels lineup. Bruce Billings made his season debut, going four innings and giving up four runs while Shawn Kelley gave up a run in the ninth.
A day after the Yankees scored 14 runs against the Red Sox, they were only able to score one run against C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Brett Gardner was the only Yankee with multi-hits off Wilson, while the Yankees finally broke through against Wilson in the bottom of the sixth on a SAC Fly by Alfonso Soriano.
— The Yankees will try to rebound and attempt to take the rubber match of this series. Vidal Nuno will take the mound for the Yankees while Hector Santiago will take the mound for the Angels. First pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. and the Yankees will make their debut on Fox Sports 1.