The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 16-6. Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and did not pitch very well, Ivan Nova pitched very well in relief. Starlin Castro had four hits and five RBI and Mark Teixeira had four RBI to lead the offense.
Pineda pitched five innings giving up eight hits and six runs with no walks and five strikeouts. He earned his first win of the season. Nova pitched four shutout innings giving up four hits and a walk with five strikeouts and earned his first save of the season.
Collin McHugh started for the Astros and pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and six runs with five of them being earned. He walked two and didn't strike out any batters. Michael Feliz pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and six runs with four walks and four strikeouts, Tony Sipp pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts and Josh Fields pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs and he struck out one. Pat Neshek pitched a perfect inning.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Brett Gardner drew four walks and Alex Rodriguez drew two walks. Teixeira had two hits and four RBI, Brian McCann had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had two hits and two RBI. Aaron Hicks had a hit, Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI and Ronald Torreyes had a hit and two RBI. Castro had four hits and five RBI, Didi Gregorius had three hits and McCann and Castro each hit a double. Torreyes hit a triple and Castro, Teixeira and Beltran each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 9-16 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Headley and Ellsbury each had a stolen base.
Jose Altuve had a hit, George Springer had a hit, four RBI and drew a walk and Carlos Correa had four hits and two RBI. Colby Rasmus had two hits, Luis Valbuena had a hit and Tyler White had two hits. Preston Tucker had a hit and Rasmus, Tucker and White each hit a double. Correa hit two homeruns and Springer hit a homerun. The Astros were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Castro committed an error.
In the first Correa hit a solo homerun to give the Astros a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first Teixeira hit an RBI single, McCann hit a two run double, Beltran hit an RBI groundout, Headley hit an RBI single and Castro hit an RBI single to make it 6-1 Yankees. In the second Springer hit a grand slam to cut the lead to 6-5 Yankees. In the second Castro hit a three run homerun to push the Yankees lead to 9-5. In the third Teixeira hit a three run homerun to give the Yankees a 12-5 lead. In the fifth Correa hit a solo homerun to make it 12-6. In the sixth Beltran hit a solo homerun and in the seventh Torreyes hit a two run triple to make it 15-6 Yankees. Castro hit an RBI single making it 16-6 Yankees and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Thursday afternoon. The Yankees will then head to Detroit for three games and Toronto for three before returning home for a long homestand.