Jameson Taillon of the Yankees plays with perfection before scoring a thrilling comeback win over Angels

Jameson Taillon After a perfect game in the eighth inning, the team fell behind. New York Yankees We rallied beyond the Los Angeles Angels Thursday night 2-1 on a clutch swing of pinch-hitter Anthony Rizzo.

Rizzo struck out two batters in the bottom eighth and scored a run with a single up the middle. Clay Holmes In the ninth, the Yankees had the bases loaded and won a thrilling doubleheader to hand the Angels their eighth straight defeat — the worst skid of the team since 2019.

Jared Walsh Taillon's attempt to win a perfect game in eighth inning was ended by a groundball double at shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa‘s glove. He scored on Kurt SuzukiFor a 1-0 lead, use's single

The Yankees countered with one run in the bottom of the ninth against, loading the bases. Oliver Ortega (1-2). Archie Bradley Relief and strike out Joey GalloAfter that, Rizzo got two strikes.

The former Chicago Cubs star ripped a 1-2 pitch right back up the middle, scoring Miguel Andújar and Kiner-Falefa easily.

Holmes was the ninth pitcher to replace Taillon and earned his seventh save. He walked Shohei Ohtani With two outs, drill Mike Trout In the left arm, with a pitch and also plunked Walsh at the knee Luis Rengifo Get grounded.

Trout looked in pain but continued to play.

Taillon allowed 2 hits and struck out 5 without walking on 101 pitches, a season-high.

Taillon lasted seven innings and 83 pitches. He was six outs away from a perfect game, Ohtani and Trout having already departed.

Walsh started the eighth with a grounder to the middle. Kiner-Falefa shifted to the right field side of second base and chased it. He then slid and tried to throw a backhand grab. Walsh was able to reach second because the ball slipped off his hand into shallow left field.

Taillon frowned slightly and spit but did not react to the hit.

Three batters after he had reached first base, a trainer visited him. Brandon Marsh‘s groundout. After insisting he was fine to stay in, the right-hander gave up Suzuki's line drive to leave that had scored Walsh.

Kiner Falefa saved the perfect game in seventh with a nice backhand halt and off-balance throw that got Ohtani. Maddon refused to give up on the star in the two-way game. However, replays showed that Ohtani was faster than the throw to the first.

Trout flew out to the left and was greeted by a huge ovation by Yankee Stadium fans who recognized his contribution to baseball's history.

After lefty Nestor Cortes Taillon pitched seven scoreless innings in this opener. He became the seventh consecutive Yankees starter to cover at minimum six innings. It was a first for the team since 2017.

Taillon mixed six different pitches and showed the finesse, control, and control that has led to a spectacular start to his season. Following right ankle surgery in offseason, he's now 5-1 and has a 2.30 ERA with five walks in 58 innings.

Pittsburgh selected second overall between Bryce Harper And Manny Machado Taillon suffered injuries in his career, including the 2010 draft. He has been through Tommy John surgery twice, missed time from a sports hernia, and was sidelined by testicular cancer for five weeks in 2017.

Taillon's foe on the mound Reid DetmersHe was one of only two major league no-hitters for the season. Detmers was the only Tampa Bay pitcher to no-hit on May 10. Another was a joint effort of five New York Mets Philadelphia pitchers on April 29

This report was contributed by The Associated Press

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