Sabathia leaves with injury; Young rallies Angels past Yanks

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CC Sabathia's splendid season hit a speed bump Tuesday night when the Yankees left-hander was forced to leave a game against the Angels after four innings due to a strained left hamstring.

Chase Headley had three hits for the Yankees, including a ground-rule double that led to their first run and a solo homer in the seventh that gave them a 2-1 lead. After opening with a 5.77 ERA and 27 strikeouts to 24 walks in his first seven outings, he has a 0.99 ERA and 35 strikeouts to seven walks in his last six starts. Andrelton Simmons reached second with two outs after Chris Carter was unable to handle a throw from shortstop Didi Gregorius and was driven in on a single from C.J. Cron. He is 7-2 with a 3.46 ERA overall.

But Carter said he lost the head-high throw in the lights and it glanced off his glove for a glaring, two-base error.

The Yankees held a 3.5-game lead over the Boston Red Sox for first place in the American League East prior to the completion of Tuesday's game. Judge hit a go-ahead home run leading the Yankees to a victory over the Angels.

The Yankees struck back immediately in the fifth.

Having won his last five starts, Sabathia gave up one unearned run through four innings on Tuesday night - posting a 0.99 ERA since May 16. "I thought I might be fine and went to throw the next pitch". Girardi said if Chapman can pitch by Friday, he would likely be activated from the disabled list Sunday. That would get him back just after the five-week mark, a week earlier than the six to eight weeks he was originally expected to be out.

Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (7-3, 3.39 ERA) is scheduled to start the series finale Wednesday on six days' rest.

Anthony Rizzo began the game with a long home run after a surprising move to the leadoff spot, Ian Happ hit his first career grand slam and the Chicago Cubs trounced the New York Mets 14-3.

Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker (6-3, 4.22) is beginning to find his form.