With Andy Pettite goung six for the win , Derek Jeter going deep and Mariano Rivera closing it out with a signature cutter it was just another day at the ball park and a 7-5 victory.

The Yankees took the visiting angels to the wood shed on this day that started with them receiving their World Series rings and Hideki Matsui being welcomed back to Yankees Stadium with a roar of thunder. The former Yankee now Angel was moved by the outpour of suport by the NY crowd.

Another Former Yankee Bobby Abreu tried to get the Angels back in the game with a Grand Slam off Dave Robertson but all that really did was set the stage for Rivera to pick up his third save of this young season. The Yankees got Homers from Derek Jeter and Nick Johnswon and additional RBI’s from Granderson, Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada to put this one out of reach .tomorrow the Yankees play host to the Angels for round two where we will see Javier Vazquez take the mound in hopes of rebounding from his disappointing debut.