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Yankees swept by Angels for first time since 2009, fall 3 1/2 games out of playoff spot

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees’ (50-47) miserable season continued Wednesday night as they got swept by the Los Angeles Angels (49-48) for the first time since 2009 with a 7-3 loss and have dropped nine of their last 11 games, falling 3 1/2 back from the Houston Astros for the final wild-card spot in the American League.

Carlos Rodón made his third start of the season, and it did not go well. The left-hander, who showed some frustration while walking back to the dugout, gave up six runs over the first three frames and walked five batters over 4 1/3 innings.

Franchy Cordero recorded three of New York’s eight hits, including his fifth home run of the season. Giancarlo Stanton belted his 12th homer, while Kyle Higashioka added a two-out RBI single.

Tommy Kahnle gave up a run for the third straight outing and also showed some frustration in the dugout.

The Yankees will get the day off Thursday before they begin a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals Friday night at Yankee Stadium.