Michael Pineda pitched six innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits as the Yankees lost the rubber game to the Angels, 7-5, on Wednesday night. >> Click here for a full box score
Pineda found trouble in the first three innings of the game, giving up all five runs in those opening frames.
The Yankees struck first with four runs in the opening inning as Gary Sanchez delivered the big blow with a three-run homer. That lead was short-lived; Danny Espinosa hit a two-run home run in the third inning to give the Angels a 5-4 lead.
Chase Headley knocked in a run with an RBI single in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game 5-5. The Angels reclaimed the lead after an Andrelton Simmons two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Yankees were hampered by missed opportunities as they left 13 runners on base.
The Yankees' West Coast trip continues Thursday when they begin a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics. Game time is set for 10:05 p.m. ET.