Bronx, NY (Sports Network) -drove in three runs, became the first 10-game winner in the majors and the took an 8-3 win over the in the second of a three-game set.
Sabathia (10-4) gave up just one run on seven hits with a walk and nine strikeouts over eight innings.
hit a two-run home run, went 3-for-4 with an RBI while went 2-for-5 with two runs score and an RBI for the Yankees, who had dropped their previous two.
hit a two-run home run while drove in the other run for the Rockies, who have dropped two of their last three. (0-3) was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- on 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings to remain winless in four starts this season.
The Yanks wasted no time in grabbing the lead asled off the home first with a bunt single, stole second, then came home on an RBI single from Granderson. After Teixeira grounded out, Rodriguez brought home Granderson with a single to right for a 2-0 lead.
The third inning saw New York plate three more runs. Granderson led off with a single and Teixeira followed with a double. Rodriguez brought both of them home with a double. After Robinson Cano grounded out,brought home Rodriguez with a sac fly for a 5-0 lead.
The Yankees made it a 6-0 game in the sixth when Swisher led off with a double and Jorge Posada followed with a two-bagger.
Sabathia, meanwhile, was cruising through his start as he didn't allow a Rockie to reach second base through the first four innings.
led off the fifth with a double and moved to third on a groundout. But Sabathia got to fly out to shallow center and induced a groundout from to end the frame.
Colorado finally got on the board in the eighth with an RBI single from Smith, but the Yanks answered in the bottom of the frame on a two-run home run from Teixeira, his 22nd of the season.
Wigginton hit a two-run home run in the ninth to account for the final score.
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|New York Yankees||2||0||3||0||0||1||0||2||X||8||15||0|
|WP: CC Sabathia (10 - 4)
LP: Aaron Cook (0 - 3)