PLAYOFFS

Bumbling Angels Fall to Yankees

The Anaheim Angels better hope their first playoff game against the New York Yankees was just an isolated case of the jitters. The team looked abysmal, committing three errors and securing only four hits en route to a 4-1 New York victory. "Honestly, it probably makes it a little easier to turn the page because we know we didn't play up to our abilities,'' Angels starter John Lackey told Sports Illustrated. "We can just chalk it up to that and come back and get them tomorrow. We know we can play better.'' The Los Angeles Dodgers eked out a 2-1 win the same night to even up their series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Vicente Padilla pitched seven and one third innings for the Dodgers, surrendering only one run before turning it over to the bullpen.