In Anaheim, Roy Smalley's three-run homer ended a six-run rally in the sixth inning and John Montefusco made a successful AL debut as New York defeated California.
Smalley's homer came after the Yankees had five consecutive singles and Bruce Kison came in to relieve Ken Forsch (11-9).
The rally began with singles by Ken Griffey and Dave Winfield before Graig Nettles' single tied the score at 2. Oscar Gamble and Don Mattingly followed with run-scoring singles before Smalley hit his 14th homer over the right field fence.
Montefusco went six innings in his first start for the Yankees since being acquired Friday from the San Diego Padres. The right-hander allowed six hits, including solo homers in the fifth by Bobby Grich, his 16th, and Bob Boone, his seventh.
"It feels really good," said Montefusco. "I would have liked to go at least seven (innings), but the blister on my foot started to bother me in the third and I started to feel the one on my hand in the fourth."
Montefusco, who walked one and struck out five, was replaced by George Frazier, who earned his fifth save.
New York had taken a 1-0 lead in the fourth when Gamble doubled following Nettles' two-out triple.