When the two clubs meet in the second of three games at Angel Stadium on Tuesday, the Yankees will be looking for revenge, which would come in similar fashion, as the Angels are riding a seven-game winning streak of their own.
Andy Pettitte takes the ball for New York against the Angels' Dan Haren in a battle of veteran pitchers riding plenty of momentum.
Pettitte (2-1, 2.53 ERA) will be making his fourth start this season since returning from a year-long retirement stint, the last two of which were vintage Pettitte. He has struck out 17 batters in his past 15 innings and has allowed just two runs.
"I felt like I'd be able to get back to where I was, so to say that I'm surprised, I'm really not," Pettitte said. "I still feel like I have a ways to go as far as maybe mentally, as far as the focus I want to have, but other than that, I feel real good about my stuff and my pitches, where they're at."
He'll face Haren (2-5, 3.76 ERA), who, after losing four straight, pitched one of the best games of his career on Thursday. He struck out a career-high 14 in a shutout in which he had just one three-ball count.
"I was searching for a while," Haren said. "I was hoping it would come earlier, but I think a product of what I do on the field is what I do in between starts. I've had to pick up my in-between-starts routine and do a lot more stuff to strengthen my back, my core area."
Yankees: Gardner, Robertson work out in Tampa
Outfielder Brett Gardner and reliever David Robertson worked out at the Yankees' Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, as both work to recover from injuries that have put them on the disabled list.
Gardner took swings to test his strained right elbow and Robertson played catch without any discomfort from a strained left oblique.
"Everything went well, so they'll move on to whatever they have to do tomorrow," manager Joe Girardi said.
Girardi said Robertson will not return on the Yankees' current road trip and Gardner, who hasn't appeared in a big league game since April 17, will need a few rehab games before being activated.
Catcher Russell Martin returned to the lineup on Monday after sitting out Sunday with a stiff neck. Martin, who went 2-for-5 and hit a game-tying two-run double in the seventh, said he suffered the injury lifting weights on Saturday.
Second baseman Robinson Cano has homered in three of his past six games and four of his past 10. The power surge comes after he hit just three home runs in his first 38 games.
Angels: Hunter makes return
After being on the restricted list since May 14 to be with his son, who is dealing with sexual-assault charges the family has denied, outfielder Torii Hunter returned to the Angels on Monday, but he wasn't activated.
"Through all this stuff, my family and I, we got a little closer," Hunter said. "We were able to talk a lot, and the last couple days, they seemed like they were doing a lot better, and I felt like they could handle it from there."
Manager Mike Scioscia said the club would assess Hunter's workout before Tuesday's game and then make an evaluation if he is ready to play.
An Angels starter has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 12 of the past 14 games. Overall, the Angels have gotten quality starts in 28 of the last 36 contests.
Pettitte has faced Albert Pujols more than any other Angels hitter. In 31 plate appearances, the Yankees lefty has limited Pujols to a .214 average with no extra-base hits.
The Angels are 24-11 in their past 35 games against the Yankees at Angel Stadium.