The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Thursday evening. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-5. Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and wasn't very good, their bullpen was great. Brian McCann, Starlin Castro and Mark Teixeira each hit a homerun.
Eovaldi pitched five innings giving up six hits and five runs with no walks and seven strikeouts. Kirby Yates pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two, Chasen Shreve pitched a perfect inning earning his first win of the season and Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out the side picking up his first save of the season.
Mike Fiers started for the Astros and pitched five innings giving up nine hits and five runs with three strikeouts. Will Harris took the loss, his fist of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts, Ken Giles pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout and Tony Sipp pitched an inning with a walk.
Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI, Brett Gardner had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had two hits and an RBI. Teixeira had two hits and three RBI, McCann had two hits and an RBI and Chase Headley had an RBI. Castro had two hits and an RBI, Didi Gregorius had a hit and drew a walk. Ellsbury hit two doubles, McCann, Castro and Teixeira each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Gregorius had a stolen base.
Colby Rasmus had a hit, Carlos Gomez had two hits and Luis Valbuena had two hits. Tyler White had three hits and four RBI, Preston Tucker had a hit and an RBI and Valbuena and Gomez hit a double. White and Tucker each hit a homerun. The Astros were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Valbuena committed an error and Rasmus had an outfield assist.
In the second White hit a two run homerun to give the Astros a 2-0 lead. Tucker hit a solo homerun and it was 3-0 Astros in the second inning. In the bottom of the second Headley hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 3-1. In the third Ellsbury hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-2. White hit a two run single in the fourth to push the Astros lead to 5-2. McCann hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the fourth to make it 5-3. Castro hit a solo homerun and it was 5-4. In the bottom of the fifth Rodriguez hit an RBI single to tie the game at five. In the seventh Teixeira hit a three run homerun giving the Yankees an 8-5 lead and that would be the final score.
The Yankees record is 2-1 on the season as they took two out of three in this opening series and have won two straight since dropping the opener. The Astros are 1-2 and will head to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers on Friday night. The Yankees will head to Detroit to take on the Tigers on Friday afternoon and Luis Severino will make his first start of the season.