The New York Yankees defeated the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-8. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch well. Starlin Castro had three hits and Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley each hit a homerun.
Sabathia pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and six runs with five of them being earned. He walked two and struck out three. Anthony Swarzak pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with two strikeouts, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. Aroldis Chapman won his first game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.
Jon Gray pitched four innings giving up three hits and four runs with five walks and three strikeouts. Jordan Lyles pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two hits and three runs with two of them being earned and he struck out two, Boone Logan didn't record an out and gave up a hit and a run and Miguel Castro pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout. Gonzalez Germen pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Jason Motte pitched without recording an out. He lost his first game of the season giving up a hit and a run.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Brett Gardner had a hit and drew two walks and Beltran had a hit, three RBI an drew a walk. Alex Rodriguez had a hit, Brian McCann had a hit and drew a walk and Castro had three hits and an RBI. Didi Gregorius had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit, four RBI and drew a walk and Rob Refsnyder drew a walk. McCann and Ellsbury each hit a double and Headley, Beltran and Castro each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Sabathia committed an error and Gardner had an outfield assist.
Charlie Blackmon had two hits and two RBI, Nolan Arenado had a hit and drew a walk and Trevor Story had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Ryan Raburn had a hit and two RBI, Mark Reynolds had a hit and Nick Hundley had two hits and three RBI. Brandon Barnes had a hit, Story hit a double and Hundley and Raburn each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 4-7 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Hundley committed an error.
In the second Headley hit a grand slam to give the Yankees a 4-0 lead. In the third Blackmon hit a two run single to cut the lead to 4-2. In the fourth Hundley hit a three run homerun to give the Rockies a 5-4 lead. Story hit an RBI double in the fifth and it was 6-4 Rockies. Raburn hit a two run homerun still in the fifth and the lead was 8-4 Rockies. In the seventh Beltran hit a three run homerun to cut the lead to 8-7. Gregorius hit an RBI single in the seventh to tie the game at eight. In the ninth Castro hit a walk off solo homerun to give the Yankees a 9-8 victory.
The two teams split the brief two game series. The Yankees will be off on Thursday and begin a three game set with the Minnesota Twins at home on Friday night.