The New York Yankees finish season with a 14 inning victory in Houston
The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon. The final score was 5-1 in 14 innings and the game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. David Huff started and pitched well and the bullpen did a great job. Eduardo Nunez led the offense with three hits.
Huff pitched five innings giving up three hits and a run, didn’t walk anyone and struck out seven. Brett Marshall pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts, Dellin Betances pitched 2 1/3 perfect innings with four strikeouts and Preston Claiborne pitched 2/3 of an inning with a strikeout. David Phelps pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out two, Matt Daley won his first game pitching two innings and striking out two and David Robertson pitched a perfect inning.
Nunez had three hits and two RBI, J.R. Murphy had a hit and an RBI and Curtis Granderson had two hits and an RBI. Mark Reynolds had a hit and an RBI, David Adams had a hit and Brendan Ryan had two hits. Zoilo Almonte had two hits, Granderson hit a double and Nunez hit two doubles. Adams hit a triple and Reynolds hit a homerun. The Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.
Eric Bedard pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs with nine strikeouts. Josh Zeid pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts, Kevin Chapman pitched to one batter and gave up a hit and Rhiner Cruz pitched to one batter and retired him. Josh Fields pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one, Lucas Harrell lost his 17th game of the season pitching 4 2/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs. He struck out four. Jorge De Leon pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit.
Jonathan Villar had a hit, Jose Altuve drew a walk and Matt Dominguez had a hit and an RBI. Chris Carter drew a walk, J.D. Martinez had a hit and Chris Corporan had a hit. Villar hit a double and the Astros were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Villar committed an error.
Dominguez hit an RBI single in the first to give the Astros a 1-0 lead. In the eighth Granderson hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the 14th Reynolds hit a solo homerun, Nunez hit a two run double and Murphy hit an RBI single. They scored four runs to take a 5-1 lead and that would be the final score. Murphy had his first career RBI. The Yankees finished with an 85-77 record and only missed the postseason for the second time in the last 20 years. The Astros finished 51-111 and on a 15 game losing streak. The Yankees finished with a three game winning streak.
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