GAME 25: The Yankees mustered only 3 hits off Angel pitching, but they made them count in a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels. The big one was off the bat of Mark Teixeira, who led off the bottom of the 7th with a home run, tying the game at two. Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka didn’t have his best stuff, allowing a season-high 4 walks, but registered 11 strikeouts nonetheless. Los Angeles Angels starter Garrett Richards held the Bombers in check for 7 innings, striking out 7.
“I think it shows you how he has the ability when he doesn’t have as great of command, and maybe doesn’t have as great of stuff, he still finds a way to get through innings,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “And that’s what he did tonight.”
The winning run crossed the plate by way of passed ball and wild pitch in the bottom of the 8th. Jacoby Ellsbury, who walked to lead off the inning, advanced to second when Carlos Beltran walked, then took third on the passed ball from Angel reliever Chris Iannetta.
The Halos went to the pen again, bringing in Nick Maronde, who fired a wild pitch to Brian McCann, as Ellsbury scored easily from third.
After a scoreless 1 2/3 innings by Adam Warren, closer David Robinson struck out old friend Raul Ibanez to end the game.
Here’s the box score, and recap from The Associated Press.