Yanks Go Yard Recap: Cano Hits Milestone As New York Yankees Beat the Rockies And The Rain

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.

May 9, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) between pitches in the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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

Phil Hughes will take on Wade Davis tomorrow night at 8:10 ET as the Yankees head to Kansas City to take on the Royals.

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.

Topics: Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees

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