The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Monday night. The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 2-1. The day started with the Yankees trading away their closer Aroldis Chapman for four players and ended with new closer or old closer depending on how you look at it closing it out. Michael Pineda started and pitched really well and the bullpen closed it out. Carlos Beltran, Chase Headley and Austin Romine each had two hits.
Pineda pitched seven innings giving up a run on five hits. He walked two and struck out eight and won his fifth game of the season. Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning striking out the side and Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and saved his eighth game of the season.
Dallas Keuchel pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with no walks and five strikeouts. He lost his 10th game of the season. Luke Gregerson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit.
Beltran had two hits, Didi Gregorius had a hit and Headley had two hits and an RBI. Romine had two hits and an RBI, Gregorius, Beltran and Romine each hit a double. The Yankees were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Torreyes had a stolen base and Castro committed an error.
George Springer had a hit and an RBI, Jose Altuve had a hit and Carlos Correa drew a walk. Luis Valbuena had three hits and drew a walk, Carlos Gomez had a hit and Springer hit a homerun. The Astros were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Valbuena and a Gomez had a stolen base.
In the first Springer hit a solo homerun to give the Astros a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Headley hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the eighth Romine hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead and that would be the final score. The teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.