The Yankees jumped out to an early 9-0 lead and held on the beat the Rockies 11-5 at Yankee Stadium for fifth straight win. >> Box score
Five takeaways from Saturday's game
1) DJ LeMahieu continues to live up to his nickname, posting another Machine-like three-hit performance. LeMahieu also walked, scoring a pair of runs on the afternoon. His batting average on the season is now .334 after singles in the first, third, and seventh innings. He set the table all day long for a Yankees lineup in which every starter reached base and five players recorded multi-hit games. LeMahieu also made a number of sparkling defensive plays.
2) Masahiro Tanaka made easy work of the Rockies' lineup through the first five innings. Staked to a 9-0 lead in the sixth inning, though, Tanaka allowed an RBI double to Trevor Story, followed up later by a three-run home run from Nolan Arenado. Tanaka's afternoon was finished after six innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits.
3) Edwin Encarnacion recorded his third multi-hit game in his last six starts. His two-run double down the third-base line in the fourth broke the game wide open at 6-0. His single in the seventh inning then put the Yankees up 11-5.
4) Gleyber Torres provided a spark in the bottom third of the Yankees' lineup on Saturday. The second baseman recorded a three-hit game, driving in two runs to break out of a 10-game streak without an RBI. Torres has racked up 10 hits over his last eight games.
5) Luke Voit was pulled from the game in the fifth after taking a Chad Bettis fastball to his jaw in the bottom of the fourth. The Yankees said Voit was pulled for 'precautionary reasons' and that he cleared all concussion tests.
Austin Romine, the pride of El Toro High School, is making things happen today. pic.twitter.com/6lkB34gxhx- New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 20, 2019
Didi G x Baby G ⚔️🍼- New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 20, 2019
It's 9-0. pic.twitter.com/yBFk9nrldj
The Yankees and Rockies will wrap up their weekend set on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. The Bombers will send James Paxton (5-4, 3.94 ERA) to the mound against Rockies righty German Marquez (8-5, 5.12 ERA).