The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Wednesday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-2 Astros. Michael Pineda made his return from the disabled list and looked good early on but then lost it in the fifth inning. The Yankees offense was a Didi Gregorius two run homerun and that was it.
Pineda pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Pineda lost his eighth game of the season. Chasen Shreve pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, Branden Pinder pitched two innings giving up a walk and a strikeout and Adam Warren pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with three strikeouts. Nick Goody pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Collin McHugh won his 14th game of the season pitching 6 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and eight strikeouts. Tony Sipp pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout, Pat Neshek pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one and Will Harris pitched a scoreless inning.
Carlos Beltran had a hit and drew two walks, Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk and Greg Bird drew a walk. Gregorius had two hits and two RBI, Chris Young had a hit and Gregorius hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
Jose Altuve had a hit and an RBI, Marwin Gonzalez had a hit and an RBI and Jed Lowrie drew a walk. Colby Rasmus had a hit, Evan Gattis had two hits and two RBI and Carlos Gomez had a hit and drew a walk. Luis Valbuena had two hits, Jake Marisnick had a hit and an RBI and Jason Castro had a hit and drew a walk. Castro hit a double and Gattis hit two homeruns. The Astros were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Altuve and Gomez each had a stolen base and Castro had a passed ball.
In the first Gattis hit a solo homerun to give the Astros a 1-0 lead. In the fifth the Astros broke open the game a little bit. Marisnick hit an RBI single, Altuve hit a sac fly, Gonzalez hit an RBI single and a wild pitch made it 5-0 Astros. In the seventh Gregorius hit a two run homerun to make it a 5-2 game. Gattis hit a homerun in the eighth to make it 6-2 and that would be the final score. The Yankees lost two out of three in this series and after starting their homestand 3-0 finished 5-5 which isn't very good. They will be off on Thursday before traveling to Atlanta to take on the Braves Friday night in the start of a three game series.