The Yankees evened their weekend series with a 5-2 victory over the Angels. The Bombers remain 2 games ahead of the Red Sox, who defeated the Orioles. And just for the heck of it, I'll throw this out there as they moved to within 6.5 games of the Tigers for the top seed in the American League. The game was pretty entertaining to watch, as it included two Yankee home runs, a couple questionable calls on the bases, Jorge Posada and Jose Molina both picking off runners to end their halves of the 6th inning, a couple questionable calls on the base paths, and a baserunning mistake by Guerrero as he was gunned down at 3rd by Bobby Abreu and some good pitching out of both bullpens.

All Yankee runs came in the 2nd inning, courtesy of a three-run homer by Robinson Cano and a two-run shot by Johnny Damon. Alex Rodriguez hit two doubles into the right-centerfield gap and Bernie Williams recorded two hits as well. The Yankees hit safely in each inning except the 1st and 8th, but failed to score again after the 2nd inning.

Jaret Wright was brilliant for the 5 and 1/3 that he stayed in, giving up a run on only two hits. The bullpen was effective from there on, allowing only one run on a sac fly by Jose Molina off of Scott Proctor in the top of the 7th. Mariano Rivera worked another 1-2-3 ninth for his 30th save of the year.

The Yankees will wrap up this three-game set this afternoon at 1 E.T. The pitching matchup should be one of the most interesting that we'll see this season, as it pins rookie phenom Jered Weaver (7-0, 2.20) against a great second-year pitcher who somehow has been able to kind of fly under the radar despite being perhaps the best pitcher in New York this season in Chien-Ming Wang.

EDIT: My mistake, the Yanks and Angels will be finishing up on Monday, not today. Thanks to KAnst for correcting me.