The Colorado Rockies did improve upon their 2004 showing in the Bronx by winning a game against the New York Yankees. However, that happened on Friday. The Rockies dropped the next two games, ending Sunday with a 6-4 loss.
Had the game ended after the top of the sixth inning, the Rockies would have left with a victory. Ty Wigginton had hit home runs (12) in the second and sixth innings, Chris Iannetta had hit his 10th homer of the season in the fifth inning, and Todd Helton hit a sacrifice fly in that inning as well. The Rockies held a 4-3 lead.
But all was not to be for the Rockies. Starter Juan Nicasio allowed back-to-back home runs to Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada in the fifth inning, cutting the Rockies' lead to 4-3. Nicasio started the sixth inning by allowing a bunt single and steal of second to Brett Gardner. After he walked Curtis Granderson, Nicasio left in favor of Matt Belisle. Mark Teixeira grounded into a force out, but the runners on base moved to second and third. Alex Rodriguez then singled to left field to tie the game at 4-4.
Belisle came out for the seventh and wound up allowing an Eduardo Nunez single to break the tie in favor of the Yankees, 5-4. Mark Reynolds allowed a Mark Teixeira home run in the eighth inning for a 6-4 Yankees lead.
The Rockies (38-39, 19-20 away) visit the Chicago Cubs for one game on Monday to make up a game that was rained out in April. Game time is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. MT.
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