ANAHEIM, Calif. – Mark Trumbo hit a game-ending homer to left, and the Los Angeles Angels overcame Jered Weaver's first-inning injury exit for their seventh consecutive victory, a wild 9-8 win over the New York Yankees on Monday night.
Trumbo doubled and tripled before launching the final pitch from Cory Wade (0-1) into the stands.
Howie Kendrick and Kendrys Morales drove in three runs apiece for the Angels (25-25), who got back to .500 for the first time since April 9 while snapping the Yankees' five-game winning streak.
Weaver left with an apparent lower-back injury after just 12 pitches, but Los Angeles' lineup matched its season highs with nine runs and 15 hits, capped by Trumbo's third game-winning homer of his young career.
Jordan Walden (2-1) finished the Angels' nine-inning relief effort, escaping a bases-loaded jam of his own making in the ninth on Derek Jeter's grounder.
Russell Martin's two-out, two-run double in a three-run seventh tied it at 8 for the Yankees, who were on their longest winning streak of the season. Curtis Granderson hit his 15th homer and Mark Teixeira hit his fourth home run in four games, but New York left the bases loaded three times.
Mike Trout homered and Albert Pujols had two hits for the Angels, who got a hit from every batter. Los Angeles also committed three errors in its return from a revitalizing 10-game road trip that pulled them out of last place in the AL West.
Phil Hughes yielded 11 hits and seven runs while pitching into the sixth inning of a rough start near his hometown for the Yankees. Hughes had a 3-0 lead in the first inning after Weaver's exit, but the Angels erased the deficit just six batters into the bottom half of the inning, with Kendrick's two-run single capping the rally.
Five Angels relievers overcame an abbreviated outing by Weaver, who was making his first home start since throwing a no-hitter at Angel Stadium on May 2.
Weaver gave up leadoff hits to Jeter and Granderson before Jeter scored when Gold Glove shortstop Erick Aybar booted Alex Rodriguez's likely double-play grounder. Weaver then stumbled awkwardly off the mound after a pitch to Robinson Cano, leaving the game after attempting a warmup pitch.
The Yankees scored again on Raul Ibanez's sacrifice fly and Bobby Cassevah's throwing error, putting the Angels in a three-run hole. Yet unlike the punchless team that was shut out a franchise-record eight times in its first 36 games, Los Angeles rallied for four quick runs capped by Trumbo's double into the right field stands and Kendrick's two-run single.
A few moments after Trout made a leaping catch on a full sprint to rob Eric Chavez of an extra-base hit in the third, Granderson and Nick Swisher collided on a full run near the right field wall while both tried to catch Trumbo's drive, which became a triple when it dropped on the ground.
Trout hit his fifth homer of the season in the fourth, but Teixeira trimmed the Angels' lead to 6-5 moments later with his ninth homer. Morales delivered a bases-loaded double on reliever David Phelps' first pitch in the sixth, driving home two runs and putting the Angels up 8-5.
But the Yankees rallied in the seventh against David Carpenter, loading the bases for Swisher's sacrifice fly before Martin laced a double down the left field line to tie it against Jason Isringhausen.
Hughes was born and raised in Orange County, attending high school 8 miles from Angel Stadium in Santa Ana. He had about 20 friends and family members in attendance for his first start in Anaheim since his sixth major league start in 2007, but his career ERA against the Angels was his worst against any AL team entering this game.
NOTES: Angel Stadium was sold out for the first time since opening day. After outdrawing the Dodgers for the first time last season, Los Angeles' attendance is down this year. ... Yankees LF Brett Gardner took dry swings and RHP David Robertson played catch in both injured players' latest rehab steps. Gardner is out with a strained right elbow, and Robertson has a strained oblique muscle. Gardner, who has been out for six weeks, will play in the minors before rejoining the Yankees. ... Angels RF Torii Hunter returned from a two-week absence to deal with his son's arrest in Texas. Hunter is still on the Angels' restricted list, but seems likely to play soon. ... Yankees reliever David Aardsma, coming back from elbow ligament-replacement surgery, is expected to throw batting practice for the first time late this week.