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Sabathia sharp before ejection; Yankees sweep Angels, 6-2

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on June 7, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

THE BRONX — CC Sabathia pitched six sharp innings before being ejected for arguing balls and strikes, Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer Sunday and the New York Yankees won their season-high sixth straight game, 6-2 over the Los Angeles Angels.

Jose Pirela hit his first big league homer and Chris Young also connected off C.J. Wilson (3-5) for New York, which came back to win after building big leads in the first two games of the series. The Yankees swept the Angels, losers of five in a row, in a series of at least three games for the first time since 2003.

Sabathia (3-7) gave up back-to-back homers to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in the first inning but then breezed through a struggling Angles lineup the rest of the way, notching his 2,500th career strikeout in the fifth.