Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Brennan Boesch plated the go-ahead run with a
pinch-hit, infield single in the top of the ninth inning to lift the New York
Yankees over the Colorado Rockies, 3-2, on Wednesday in the middle test of a
three-game set at Coors Field.
With the game tied 2-2, New York loaded the bases against Colorado reliever
Rafael Betancourt (1-1) when Vernon Wells smacked a leadoff single before Lyle
Overbay and Jayson Nix each walked around Ichiro Suzuki's bunt.
Betancourt bounced back by fanning pinch-hitter Travis Hafner before Boesch
slapped a grounder to third that Nolan Arenado made a diving stop on.
Arenado quickly got to his feet and fired to first, but Boesch beat the throw
by a step, allowing Wells to score the deciding run.
Mariano Rivera worked around a two-out single in the bottom half to secure his
12th save of the season, while David Robertson (2-0) earned the victory with a
Wells collected three hits, including a two-run homer in the first, to help
the Yankees snap a two-game skid.
Todd Helton hit a two-run blast to account for both runs for the Rockies, who
lost for the third time in their last five games.
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