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Rockies Vs. Yankees: Jason Giambi Homers In Return To New York

Escaping the shadows on their 2004 trip to the Bronx, the Colorado Rockies took Game 1 of their series with the New York Yankees, 4-2, on Friday night. Jason Giambi started the offense when he delivered a home run (8) in the top of the second inning. But the Rockies needed more than that to win the game.

Ubaldo Jimenez picked up his third win of the season by throwing seven innings of two-run ball. He did walk four, but seven strikeouts came with them. Alex Rodriguez drove in both runs, a double and a sac fly accounting for them. Matt Reynolds and Huston Street finished things out, the latter picking up save No. 23.

After Giambi's homer in the second, Todd Helton had an RBI single in the third. In the fourth inning, Ty Wigginton broke the 2-2 tie with an RBI ground out to score Jason Giambi (who went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk). Troy Tulowitzki added an insurance run with his 14th home run of the season in the fifth inning.

The Rockies (38-37, 19-18 away) continue this series on Saturday at 11:05 a.m. MT. Aaron Cook and CC Sabathia are the scheduled starters.

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