Thursday, May 9, 2013

The New York Yankees are shutout in Denver by the Colorado Rockies

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Colorado Rockies by the score of 2-0 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Coors Field in Denver, Colorardo. Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees and pitched well, he made one mistake and it cost him. The Yankees offense only managed four singles. 
Kuroda pitched seven innings giving up seven hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out three. Shawn Kelley pitched a scoreless inning.

Ichiro Suzuki, Jayson Nix and Chris Stewart each had a hit. Ben Francisco drew a walk.

Jorge De La Rosa pitched six shutout innings. He gave up three hits and one walk with a couple of strikeouts. De La Rosa earned his third win of the season, Matt Belisle pitched an inning giving up a walk, Rex Brothers pitched a perfect inning and Rafael Betancourt gave up a hit and struck out two in an inning. Betancourt earned his ninth save of the season.

Dexter Fowler drew a walk,Josh Rutledge had three hits and Carlos Gonzalez had a hit and two RBI. Michael Cuddyer had a hit, Todd Helton had a hit and Jonathan Herrera had two hits. Herrera hit a double, Gonzalez hit a homerun and the Rockies were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Rutledge was picked off.

The Rockies scored the only two runs of the game in the sixth inning. Gonzalez hit a two run homerun and the Yankees weren’t even close to scoring in this game.

The Yankees record fell to 18-13 and the Rockies record improved to 19-13. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Wednesday night.

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