Yankees endure rain to take the series from the Rockies

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The Yankees had to sit through a two-hour rain delay that knocked CC Sabathia out of the game, but they got a strong performance out of the bullpen and hung on to beat the Rockies 3-1 to take the three game series 2-1 in Colorado.

The Yankees got a run in the first when Vernon Wells drove in Jayson Nix to make it 1-0, but the Rockies immediately tied it at 1-1 in the bottom of the inning.

The Yankees regained the lead in the fourth on a sac fly by Chris Stewart and then the rain came. It rained, and rained, and rained. After two hours the game resumed, Robinson Cano hit a solo shot to make it 3-1 and the bullpen took over from there.

• Sabathia’s line: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR. He was cruising when the rain came and retired the 11 batters in a row before the game was suspended.

• Adam Warren, who got the win, combined with Boone Logan, Preston Claiborne, David Robertson, and Mariano Rivera to pitch five shutout innings. Their combined line: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.

• The Yankees got two hits each from Cano and Wells, but got just two other hits from the rest of the lineup. It’s kind of amazing that the Yankees won this series considering they scored just six runs.

• Ben Francisco continued his terrible season with a 0-for-3 game. He’s hitting .114/.244/.200 on the season.

• Robinson Cano picked up his 1,500th hit, only Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, and Derek Jeter reached 1,500 hits as a Yankee faster. Cano also passed Paul O’Neill to 17th place on the Yankees all-time home run list with 186.

• Eduardo Nunez sat out again with his rib cage injury, but he took ground balls and ran without pain yesterday. He’ll try to swing a bat today and might be able to play Friday night.

• The Yankees are now tied for first place in the AL East, but are 0.006 points ahead of the O’s and Red Sox in the standings. They are half a game behind the Rangers for the best record in baseball.

Photo credit: (May 8, 2013 - Source: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images North America).

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