Nothing can ease the pain of a heartbreaking loss like an off day and a blowout victory.

That’s just what the Angels did, with a 13-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night, a laugher for a club that blew a ninth-inning, three-run lead Wednesday in Washington.

“We really needed that win tonight, to get back on track,” said C.J. Wilson, who continued his mastery of the Yankees.

The Angels, whose offense has been surprisingly robust despite the loss of Josh Hamilton, clubbed four homers, adding to their league-leading total. Their 35 homers set a club record for the season’s first month.

Albert Pujols, who hit his major league-leading ninth homer, was joined in the homer brigade by Ian Stewart, Collin Cowgill and Erick Aybar.

Aybar, who hit hit first homer of the year, had four hits, improving to 11 for 17 in his last four games. He has raised his average from .175 to .275.

“Aybar has been working on some things in his posture, trying to get more upright,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He’s been working with some things in his stance, seeing the ball better and hitting the ball hard.”

Most of the damage was done against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda, who went into the game with a 2.16 ERA against the Angels.

While Kuroda’s dominance over the Angels didn’t last, Wilson’s over the Yankees did.

Wilson, who allowed one run in six innings, is 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA against the Yankees since signing with the Angels. He has a 2.43 ERA at the new Yankee Stadium.

“I love New York,” Wilson said. “I think one of the big things for pitching well here is you have to understand what you’re getting into. You know the fans are going to be on top of your case. When you’re warming up, they’re going to be calling you a bum or whatever.”