Chase Silseth continues Angels’ stellar pitching in sweep of Yankees

For three days in a row, the Angels have matched stellar starting pitching with big offense to power over the New York Yankees.

It was pitcher Chase Silseth’s turn to start things off for the Angels, getting called back up ahead of Wednesday’s 7-3 win over the Yankees. The Angels improved to 49-48 after sweeping the Yankees.

Silseth pitched 5 ⅔ innings, shutting out the Yankees through five until Giancarlo Stanton connected on a solo home run to start the top of the sixth inning. It was the only run he gave up on the four hits and two batters he walked in the game. Silseth followed the run up by striking out his next two batters, a career-high total of 10 strikeouts in his outing.

He was pulled for José Soriano to get the final out of the sixth, having already thrown 85 pitches. Silseth last pitched in triple A on July 5, so it’s been two weeks since he last threw. The last time he was with the Angels, he also transitioned back into a reliever role.

Soriano gave up one run after hitting a batter and giving up two singles. He walked the bases loaded, but escaped the jam by striking out Oswaldo Peraza to get out of the inning. Matt Moore also gave up a solo home run to Franchy Cordero in the eighth.

The Angels offense got its first four runs in the first two innings on two-run home runs, the first hit by Taylor Ward and the second by Luis Rengifo. They added two more runs in the third on RBIs from Eduardo Escobar and Mickey Moniak. Ward also hit a ground-rule double to score another run in the bottom of the eighth.

Jacob Webb and Aaron Loup pitched scoreless seventh and ninth innings.