Since Robinson Cano has come up from the minors, all he has done has hit. Today he hit a career milestone that only a few Yankees have hit at a younger age. Cano registered his 1,500th career hit this afternoon, but it was a hit later on in the game that helped the Yankees beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1.
CC Sabathia and Jeff Francis started this game, though they would only last four innings due to a almost two hour rain delay. The Yankees started the scoring in the first. Jayson Nix singled with one out. Two batters later, Vernon Wells brought him home with a single. The Rockies came back in the bottom half. Eric Young led off with a walk. Young was forced out on a ground out but Dexter Fowler reached. Troy Tulowitzki singled and Fowler went to third. Carlos Gonzalez followed with a sac fly to tie the game.
The Yankees took the lead in the fourth. Ex-Rockie Chris Nelson led off with a double. After going to third on a groundout, Chris Stewart followed with a sac fly. In the fifth, after the rain delay, Robinson Cano hit his ninth homer of the year.
YGY Player of the Game: Cano
Notes: Cano also passed Paul O’Neill for 17th on the Yankees all-time team home run list. Eduardo Nunez was again unavailable with a rib injury. Vidal Nuno or Adam Warren could start a game in the doubleheader on Monday.