Wednesday, July 14, 2021

New York Yankees shutout the Houston Astros


The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Friday night.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 4-0.  Nestor Cortes started for the Yankees and he pitched well, the bullpen did a great job and DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Cortes pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up two hits and no runs with two walks and two strikeouts.  Lucas Luetge won his third game of the season pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings with a strikeout, Chad Green pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Jonathan Loaisiga pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Jake Odorizzi started for the Astros and he pitched six innings giving up seven hits and two runs.  He walked none and struck out four and lost his fourth game of the season.  Bryan Abreu pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and Brandon Bielak pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up three hits and he struck out two. 

LeMahieu had two hits and two RBI, Judge had two hits and Gary Sanchez had a hit.  Torres had two hits, Roughned Odor had a hit and Urshela had two hits.  Brett Gardner had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Tyler Wade had a hit and Gardner, Wade, LeMahieu and Judge each hit a double.  The Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  LeMahieu had a stolen base. 

Yordan Alvarez had a hit, Kyle Tucker had two hits and Robel Garcia drew two walks.  Tucker hit a double and the Astros were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Toro committed an error. 

In the fourth Gardner hit a two-run double to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the seventh LeMahieu hit a two-run double to extend the lead to 4-0 and that would be the final score.  The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night. 

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