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MLB: New York Yankees 3, Colorado 2

May 9, 2013 at 12:30 AM

DENVER, May 9 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells scored in the ninth inning on an infield single from Brennan Boesch Wednesday, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 win over Colorado.

The Yankees scratched out their ninth-inning run without getting the ball out of the infield and Mariano Rivera came on in the bottom half of the inning to earn his 12th save.

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New York had lost its previous two games.

The contest had been tied at 2-2 since the second inning when Wells opened the ninth with an infield single off Rafael Betancourt (1-1).

Wells stole second and after Lyle Overbay drew a walk, after which both runners moved up on a sacrifice from Ichiro Suzuki. Jayson Nix was intentionally walked to load the bases and Travis Hafner struck out, bringing up Boesch as a pinch-hitter for pitcher David Robertson.

Boesch's infield hit made a winner out of Robertson (2-0), who worked the bottom of the eighth.

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