“It’s the old Jeff Nelson move that never works!” (pops fistful of unopened Waldorf’s Sweet Relish packets)
But the result was just as shocking, as Bobby Abreu, the former Yankee who left as a free agent after the 2008 season, ripped his second home run of the night, a towering two-run shot to right field with two outs in the ninth, and the Los Angeles Angels won, 6-4, to send the Yankees to their third consecutive defeat.
The two home runs for Abreu, who also homered in the Angels four-run sixth, accounted for one third of his season total. With a .253 average and only 42 runs batted in, Abreu is not having a good season, and he came into the game in a 1-for-21 slump.
The Yankees had the tying run on base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but with Mark Teixeira, the team leader in home runs, at the plate as the potential winning run, Curtis Granderson was caught by reliever Jordan Walden in a rundown as he tried to steal second steal attempt to end the game in shocking fashion.
Walden stepped off the mound as Granderson broke, he threw to second base and Granderson got hung up in between first and second.
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