"It's been a strange first half, I think," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "It's been kind of streaky for us; at different times different parts of our game has struggled, but I give our guys a lot of credit. They found ways to win games.
"It's better than not being where we're at. You just have to play well and try to win series, and if you can do that, things should take care of themselves."Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball for New York in his second start vs. the Angels this season. The right-hander tossed eight strong innings on April 13 in a 5-0 win at Yankee stadium.
Yankees: Bronx Bombers winning with power
New York entered the All-Star break with a league-high 134 home runs.
Angels: Frieri has given bullpen a lift
Ernesto Frieri has been lights out since joining the Angels on May 3. In 25 appearances during the first half, he hasn't allowed a run while converting 11 save opportunities.
On Sunday, the Angels recorded their 13th shutout of the season, the most in franchise history heading into the All-Star break. The team had only 11 last season.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 10-for-26 (.385) in his career against Wilson with two home runs, one double and three RBIs.