Yankees Win Despite Rain Delay
A lengthy rain delay may have ended C.C. Sabathia’s afternoon early, but it didn’t keep the Yankees from ending their series in Colorado with a win.
The Yankees had a 2-1 lead when the rain delay hit after the 4th inning, thanks to an RBI single by Vernon Wells in the 1st and a Chris Stewart sacrifice fly in the top of the 4th. After an extended rain delay, Robinson Cano launched a solo home run to extend the lead to 3-1, a lead that the Yankee bullpen held in impressive fashion.
Sabathia was on cruise control before the weather forced him out, retiring ten Rockies in a row and striking out two. Adam Warren pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless ball in immediate relief, earning the win. Boone Logan, Preston Claiborne, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera all contributed to the bullpen’s five shutout innings, with Rivera recording his thirteenth save of the season.