Nolan Jones led off the 11th inning with a tying, two-run homer off Nick Ramirez, Alan Trejo hit a game-ending homer off Ron Marinaccio and the Colorado Rockies beat the Yankees 8-7 Sunday for two of Three from New York.
Colorado, worst 36-58 in the National League, overcame a 3-1 deficit when CJ Cron hit an eighth-inning grand slam off Clay Holmes, the right-hander’s first home run allowed this season. «He was trying to do a scuttle,» Holmes said. «It was a point in the ballgame where we needed a big out, but unfortunately he held on and couldn’t make it.»
New York tied the score in the ninth against Daniel Bard on Gleyber Torres’ run-scoring infield single and Harrison Bader’s sacrifice fly.
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Playing through the 11th for the first time this year, the Yankees opened up a 7-5 lead against Gavin Hollowell (1-0) on run-scoring singles by Oswaldo Cabrera and Oswald Peraza, who was called up from the minors when Josh Donaldson was put up. . on the disabled list Sunday with a right calf strain.
Jones hit a 450-foot home run on a fastball and drove in Cron, the autorunner. Trejo hit his first home run in 128 plate appearances this season on a dangling slider off Marinaccio (4-5), leaving New York within 5-7 in extra innings.
«It felt fantastic,» Trejo said. «It was one of those where I felt like I had enough to get over the fence. It was a hanging slider and I put a good swing on it.»
Hollowell got his first major league win.
New York has lost six of eight and is tied for last place in the AL East at 50-44. The Yankees have fallen to 15-19 since reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge sprained the big toe on his right foot on June 3.
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Colorado’s three starting pitchers in the series were Austin Gomber (6.19 ERA), Connor Seabold (7.18) and Chase Anderson (6.26), who pitched five scoreless innings Sunday.
Anthony Rizzo went 0 for 4 with a late-inning flyout that stranded the bases loaded in the third. He has gone 41 games without homering since May 20, hitting .196 with 11 RBIs.
New York headed to a series on the Los Angeles Angels.
«We have two and a half months to get into a championship-caliber position,» Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. «It’s up to us. We’ve got to prove that. As far as who we’re playing against, this is Major League Baseball. You’re going to beat some good teams. You’re going to lose some series to teams that are struggling. It’s a grind every time you go out «They beat us today. Obviously we’re (angry) the moment we lost a series, but it’s a series. Trying to play well in California.»
Gerrit Cole, who started for the American League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, struck out 11 in his 59th game with double-digit strikeouts. He allowed two hits in six innings, giving up his only run on Michael Toglia’s second-inning home run.
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Colorado loaded the bases in the eighth against Tommy Kahnle, and Cron followed with his sixth career slam.
Cole’s 24th double-digit strikeout game with the Yankees surpassed Ron Guidry for the team record.
Cole said he was honored to be mentioned alongside Guidry.
«It’s hard to understand to be honest,» Cole said. «He’s one of the all-time great Yankees. Every time you’re mentioned with him in a sentence or you’re lucky enough to endorse something he established, it’s a humbling experience, a humbling moment.» .
Yankees: Donaldson is on the disabled list for the second time this season. He was sidelined from April 5 to June 2 with a strained right hamstring.
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Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (1-4, 7.38 ERA) starts Monday night’s series opener against the Angels and RHP Griffing Canning (6-4, 4.62). Severino planned to shoot exclusively from the straight line to avoid uneven shots.
Rockies: Open a two-game series Tuesday against Houston, which starts RHP Hunter Brown (6-2, 4.12).