Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:05 PM PDT at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, New York
Angels: 3, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0; 4 Runs, 8 Hits, 1 Error
Yankees: 1, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 0, X; 5 Runs, 13 Hits, 1 Error
Win: Joba Chamberlain Loss: Scott Downs Save: Mariano Rivera
Angels: Mark Trumbo
Yankees: Derek Jeter
So the Yankees, as proxies for the New York Knicks, have won NBA 13: The Show.
It was another come-from-behind victory, but not quite in the same vein as Game 6. Things got going almost immediately with Mark Trumbo hitting a three-run home run into center field to put the Angels up 3-0 in the top of the 1st. The Yankees could only answer back wit a Derek Jeter solo shot to make it 3-1 after 1. In the 5th the Angels added on a run off of a Mike Trout sac fly that brought in Chris Iannetta. But in the bottom half of the fifth the Yankees were able to level things. First came Mark Teixeira's double to right, bringing in Derek Jeter to make it 4-2. Then Curtis Granderson grounded to right for a 2 RBI single that brought in Alex Rodriguez and Teixeira to make it 4-4. With things even again, it was just a matter of which pitching staff would fold first. The Angels' staff was the one to break, as they gave up a run in the bottom of the 7th. Derek Jeter came in to score as Mark Teixeira grounded into a double play. David Aardsma was able to hold off the Angels' batters, and Mariano Rivera came in the 9th inning to close things out.
For the Yankees, starting pitcher Andy Pettitte went 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 4 runs (all earned), and one strikeout with a 6.00 ERA. Derek Jeter finished 3-4 with a home run and an RBI.
For the Angels, starting pitcher Jason Vegas went 5 innings, giving up 11 hits, 4 runs (all earned), and threw 3 strikeouts, finishing with a 7.20 ERA. Mark Trumbo went 3-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Mike Trout went 2-3 with an RBI.