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Alex Rodriguez is stunned at home plate after (Credit: David Pokress)

Alex Rodriguez is stunned at home plate after he was tagged out when he tried to score as Robinson Cano was caught in a rundown in the 3rd inning. (July 15, 2012)

Yankees vs. Angels

The Yankees start off the second half of the season with a three-game series at home against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova pitching early in the
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Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova pitching early in the game against the Angels at Yankee Stadium. (July 15, 2012)

Mark Teixeira swings and loses his bat in
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Mark Teixeira swings and loses his bat in the first inning against the Angels at Yankee Stadium. (July 15, 2012)

Third base coach Rob Thompson greets Eric Chavez
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Third base coach Rob Thompson greets Eric Chavez as he trots past third base after belting a solo home run in the 7th inning. (July 15, 2012)

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Eric Chavez in the Yankees dugout after hitting
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Eric Chavez in the Yankees dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Angels in the seventh inning. (July 15, 2012)

Robinson Cano strikes out in the 6th inning
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Robinson Cano strikes out in the 6th inning against the Angels at Yankee Stadium. (July 15, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez is stunned at home plate after
(Credit: David Pokress)

Alex Rodriguez is stunned at home plate after he was tagged out when he tried to score as Robinson Cano was caught in a rundown in the 3rd inning. (July 15, 2012)

Nick Swisher can't make the catch on Erick
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Nick Swisher can't make the catch on Erick Aybar's seventh inning single. (July 15, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez shows his frustration to striking out
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Alex Rodriguez shows his frustration to striking out in the 6th inning against the Angels at Yankee Stadium. (July 15, 2012)

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Derek Jeter gives some advice to Ivan Nova
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Derek Jeter gives some advice to Ivan Nova in the 6th inning against the Angels at Yankee Stadium. (July 15, 2012)

Andy Pettitte in the Yankees dugout next to
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Andy Pettitte in the Yankees dugout next to CC Sabathia as the Yankees take on the Angels at Yankee Stadium. (July 15, 2012)

Yankees starting pitcher Freddy Garcia throws against the
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Yankees starting pitcher Freddy Garcia throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning. (July 14, 2012)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jerome Williams pitches
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jerome Williams pitches against the Yankees in the first inning. (July 14, 2012)

Mike Trout slides in safely after tagging up
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Mike Trout slides in safely after tagging up on Albert Pujols' fly ball to left during a game against the Yankees. (July 14, 2012)

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Robinson Cano hits a two-run home run off
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Robinson Cano hits a two-run home run off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jerome Williams in the first inning. (July 14, 2012)

Curtis Granderson hits a two-run home run off
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Curtis Granderson hits a two-run home run off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jerome Williams in the third inning. (July 14, 2012)

Robinson Cano rounds the bases after hitting a
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Robinson Cano rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the first inning. (July 14, 2012)

Mike Trout, right, and Derek Jeter share a
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Mike Trout, right, and Derek Jeter share a laugh in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (July 14, 2012)

Robinson Cano, left, greets Curtis Granderson after Granderson
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Robinson Cano, left, greets Curtis Granderson after Granderson hit a two-run home run off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jerome Williams in the third inning. (July 14, 2012)

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Russell Martin connects on a eighth-inning RBI single.
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Russell Martin connects on a eighth-inning RBI single. (July 13, 2012)

Howard Kendrick is caught stealing to end the
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Howard Kendrick is caught stealing to end the game by Derek Jeter. (July 13, 2012)

Derek Jeter celebrates the final out of the
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Derek Jeter celebrates the final out of the game after tagging out Howard Kendrick as he attempted a steal. (July 13, 2012)

Derek Jeter throws out Torii Hunter in the
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Derek Jeter throws out Torii Hunter in the first inning. (July 13, 2012)

Erick Aybar runs the bases after hitting a
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Erick Aybar runs the bases after hitting a home run in the third inning. (July 13, 2012)

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Alex Rodriguez attempts to throw out Mark Trumbo
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Alex Rodriguez attempts to throw out Mark Trumbo at first base in the second inning. Trumbo was safe on the play. (July 13, 2012)

Mike Trout steals second base as Robinson Cano
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Mike Trout steals second base as Robinson Cano loses control of the ball in the third inning. (July 13, 2012)

Howard Kendrick avoids Russell Martin, bottom, as he
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Howard Kendrick avoids Russell Martin, bottom, as he throws out Jayson Nix during a double play attempt in the fifth inning. (July 13, 2012)

Mike Trout singles in the third inning. (July
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Mike Trout singles in the third inning. (July 13, 2012)

Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch. (July 13, 2012)
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Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch. (July 13, 2012)

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Mark Teixeira celebrates his third-inning two-run home run.
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Mark Teixeira celebrates his third-inning two-run home run. (July 13, 2012)

Mike Trout singles in the third inning. (July
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Mike Trout singles in the third inning. (July 13, 2012)

Mark Teixeira connects on a two-run home run
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Mark Teixeira connects on a two-run home run in the third inning. (July 13, 2012)

Mark Teixeira connects on a two-run home run
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Mark Teixeira connects on a two-run home run in the third inning. (July 13, 2012)

Mark Teixeira celebrates his two-run home run in
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Mark Teixeira celebrates his two-run home run in the third inning. (July 13, 2012)

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C.J. Wilson delivers a pitch. (July 13, 2012)
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C.J. Wilson delivers a pitch. (July 13, 2012)

Derek Jeter singles in the third inning. (July
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Derek Jeter singles in the third inning. (July 13, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez strikes out in the second inning.
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Alex Rodriguez strikes out in the second inning. (July 13, 2012)

Hiroki Kuroda walks off the mound after the
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Hiroki Kuroda walks off the mound after the seventh inning. (July 13, 2012)

C.J. Wilson delivers a pitch. (July 13, 2012)
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C.J. Wilson delivers a pitch. (July 13, 2012)

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Mike Trout dives and misses a ball hit
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Mike Trout dives and misses a ball hit by Curtis Granderson that went for a triple in the sixth inning. (July 13, 2012)

CC Sabathia during batting practice before a game
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CC Sabathia during batting practice before a game against the Angels at Yankee Stadium. (July 13, 2012)

Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson has a
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson has a laugh with Torii Hunter during batting practice. (July 13, 2012)

Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson talks with
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson talks with former Yankee Paul O'Neill during batting practice. (July 13, 2012)

Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson attends batting
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson attends batting practice. (July 13, 2012)

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