July 15, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Clarke Schmidt (36) pitches in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Image: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Giancarlo Stanton homered and cruised in four rounds, and Clarke Schmidt threw a strong six innings to lift the visiting New York Yankees to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday in Denver.
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Gleyber Torres has an RBI single and former DJ Rockie LeMahieu recorded his second three-hit appearance of the season for the Yankees, who notched only their second win in their last seven games. LeMahieu also hit three hits in New York’s 5–1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on April 23
Schmidt (5-6) overcame a rejection that scored a run in the first inning before confusing Colorado the rest of the way. He allowed two hits with three hits while hitting eight batters to win his third straight decision.
CJ Cron homered a seventh inning lead to end the night for Schmidt, who allowed three or fewer runs in 10 straight starts.
Wandy Peralta relieved Schmidt and hit a scoreless inning. Tommy Kahnle allowed his first run of the season on a double game ball before Clay Holmes stopped the team in the ninth inning to secure his 11th save.
Each team scored in the first inning before New York took the lead in the second.
Kyle Higashioka’s sacrifice fly scored LeMahieu and a single RBI Torres coated Harrison Bader to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. Stanton followed by sinking a 1-2 fastball from Connor Seabold (1-7) over the wall in right field for his 11th homer of the season and fourth in his last four games.
Seabold made as many as six hits in 2 1/3 innings to take his fifth loss in as many games.
New York started quickly as Torres tripled to take the lead and turned to score from the groundout to shortstop Stanton.
Colorado tied the half of the first inning without recording a hit. Jurickson Profar was hit by a pitch, progressed to third with a pair of groundouts and scored after Schmidt was called for a fumble.
–Field Level Media