Sunday, June 28, 2015

New York Yankees drop series finale in Houston

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 3-1.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and pitched well.  The Yankees offense didn't do much of anything, Brett Gardner had the only RBI. 

Pineda pitched a complete game allowing three runs with two of them being earned on seven hits and no walks.  He struck out eight batters and took his fifth loss of the season. 

Collin McHugh pitched eight innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and eight strikeouts.  He won his ninth game of the season.  Luke Gregerson saved his 18th game of the season pitching a perfect inning. 

Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Alex Rodriguez had a hit and Stephen Drew had a walk.  The Yankees were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Gardner committed an error. 

George Springer had a hit, Carlos Correa had two hits and Jose Altuve had a hit.  Evan Gattis had a hit and an RBI, Preston Tucker had a hit and Domingo Santana had a hit.  Jason Castro had an RBI, Correa hit two doubles and Tucker hit a double.  Gattis hit a triple and the Astros were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left one man on base.  Altuve and Santana were each caught stealing. 

In the third Gardner hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Correa hit an RBI double to tie the game at one and in the seventh Gattis hit an RBI triple to make it 2-1 Astros.  Castro hit a sac fly in the eighth to make it 3-1 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams split the four game series and the Yankees will head to Anaheim to take on the Angels in a three game set beginning on Monday night.   

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