The New York Yankees capped off their seven-game West Coast trip with a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night in Anaheim.
With the loss, New York finished the month of August with a 10-18 record, their worst record in any calendar month since September 1991.
The Yankees opened the scoring in the top of the fifth. Gleyber Torres ripped one into the gap in right-center for an RBI double to make it 1-0. One batter later, Aaron Hicks lifted a sacrifice fly to left field to extend the lead.
However, the lead did not last as the Angels responded in the bottom of the sixth. After Josh Donaldson and Isiah Kiner-Falefa made back-to-back errors, Shohei Ohtani crushed a three-run home run to center off Gerrit Cole.
New York had an opportunity in the ninth to tie the game or take the lead as Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton opened the inning with back-to-back walks. Following that, Torres and Josh Donaldson struck out swinging, and then Oswaldo Cabrera grounded out to end the game.
The Yankees will get the day off on Thursday before they open a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field.
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