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Yankees top Angels with Tanaka on the mound (0:51)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone says he really likes Mike Trout from the time he got to know him as an analyst. But now that he's a manager? "Can't stand seeing him walk up to the plate now," Boone said, laughing. He credited Masahiro Tanaka for establishing his fastball against Trout in their first at-bat today. That set a tone the rest of the game.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Thanks to an inning in which only one ball — Aaron Judge's 119.9-mph single to right — left the infield, the Yankees earned a series win over the Angels on Sunday. The day's 3-1 victory was punctuated by Judge's hit, the hardest recorded by Statcast this season, and a series of third-inning walks that followed. Much like Aaron Hicks' bases-loaded base on balls, Greg Bird also brought in a run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases full. It was Bird's first RBI of the season. The Yankees are now 15-3 in their past 18 home games.

Tanaka strikes Ohtani out twice (0:37)
Stanton dives for the catch (0:22)
Sogard lays out for sweet catch on tarp (0:31)
Wheeler's bases-loaded single scores 2 (0:34)
Bird gets first hit of season (0:25)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone says Gleyber Torres is being given the day off after banging up a knee when he dove for a liner in Friday night's game. "He's OK ... don't think it's a big deal," Boone said. Torres is available to the Yankees today if need be.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Greg Bird will be hitting seventh, and Gleyber Torres will be getting a day off when the Yankees and Angels get going today: Gardner LF Judge DH Stanton RF Sánchez C Gregorius SS Hicks CF Bird 1B Andújar 3B Walker 2B Tanaka SP

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone still sees brighter days ahead for his starters. He called the rotation a major influencer in that 17-2 run earlier this year. "They were consistently giving us quality outings. We've hit a little bump in the road here this last time and a half through or so, but no reason for me to think they won't turn it around and get that rolling again. That's the key to everything. If we can get our pitchers to consistently get us to that sixth inning and beyond, then our bullpen sets up and we feel like our offense can take it from there. I believe they'll turn it around and get rolling again."

Gardner, Judge go back-to-back (0:35)
Yelich drives in three with two extra-base hits (1:17)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Cashman on Jacoby Ellsbury, who is currently working through a back injury in Tampa: "Everything that he's got has been diagnosed legitimately by a doctor. It's frustrating, without question, but it's also, upon diagnosis, there's a future expectation of a return to play. ... In every case (after the separate injuries Ellsbury has had since February), it's with the expectation that at some point, he'll push himself back into the mix."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Austin factored into the Yankees' decision regarding sending Ronald Torreyes down to make room for Greg Bird, per GM Brian Cashman. Cashman said that Austin "earned a lot, despite the roster being jammed up at 1B." The Yankees view Austin as a more regular contributor (particularly vs. lefty pitchers, used a little more as a DH?) than the occasionally-used Torreyes. They also have added infield flexibility with Neil Walker being able to play second, third and serve as the new emergency catcher. They also can play Gleyber Torres at third and short.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

On sending down Ronald Torreyes, Aaron Boone says it was a difficult decision that "made for a difficult night." The news hit the clubhouse pretty hard, Boone said. He also repeated that he hoped the demotion for Torreyes would be temporary because of what he's meant to his teammates. Boone said the Yankees felt they needed the extra 13th pitcher on the roster as they move through a 14-game in 13-day stretch (there's a doubleheader at Detroit late in this stretch).

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