HOUSTON (AP) — Nestor Cortes and three relievers mixed for a three-hitter and Brett Gardner and DJ LeMahieu every drove in two runs to steer the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 4-0 on Friday evening.
Making a spot begin, Cortes permitted two hits in 4 2/3 innings, hanging out two and strolling two and decreasing his ERA to 1.05.
Lucas Luetge (3-1) pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings for the win. Chad Inexperienced gave up one hit in two innings and Jonathan Loaisiga threw an ideal ninth.
It was New York’s first go to to Houston since Sport 6 of the 2019 AL Championship Collection. The Astros superior to the World Collection with a 6-4 win in that sport on a two-run homer by Jose Altuve with two outs within the ninth.
The Astros are commemorating the occasion by gifting away duplicate 2019 AL champions trophies on Friday evening, 2019 AL champions duplicate rings on Saturday and Altuve jerseys for the finale on Sunday.
The highly effective Houston hitters, nevertheless, didn’t give their followers at Minute Maid Park something to cheer about. The Yankees, in the meantime, obtained again on monitor on the plate after managing only one hit in a 4-0 loss at Seattle on Thursday.
Gleyber Torres singled with one out within the fourth inning, Gio Urshela singled with two outs and Gardner doubled to the right-field nook.
Gardner walked with one out within the seventh, Tyler Wade doubled and LeMahieu hit a two-run double to push the result in 4-0.
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Houston starter Jake Odorizzi (3-4) yielded seven hits and two runs whereas hanging out 4 in six innings. He had received three straight choices.
Kyle Tucker hit a ground-rule double within the second and added a double within the seventh to steer the Astros in a sport the place the highest 4 batters in Houston’s lineup went a mixed 0 for 16.
Yankees: OF Miguel Andújar missed a 3rd straight sport on Friday and supervisor Aaron Boone stated he has a strained wrist and he isn’t certain when he can return. … 1B Luke Voit was out of the lineup on Friday, however Boone stated he was OK and it was only a day without work to let him relaxation after being “beat up” this week.
Astros: SS Carlos Correa was positioned on the injured listing on account of well being and security protocols. … Utility participant Aledmys Díaz took batting observe on the sector on Friday for the primary time since fracturing his left hand when he was hit by a pitch on June 5. Supervisor Dusty Baker stated there nonetheless isn’t a timetable for his return.
Former Astros ace Gerrit Cole (8-4, 2.91 ERA) will face Houston for the second time this season when he begins on Saturday evening towards Zack Greinke (8-2, 3.64). Cole allowed 5 hits and two runs in seven innings however didn’t issue within the choice in a 7-4 Houston win on Might 6.
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