Arguably two of the best teams in all of baseball this season met up on Saturday. The New York Yankees were able to come away with a 7-5 victory at home thanks to a three-run output in the seventh inning.
According to ESPN’s report, New York would get on the board first, going up 2-0 in the fifth inning. However, Houston came right back to tie things up at the top of the next inning, before another two runs from the Yankees put them back ahead 4-2. In the seventh, Houston scored another three runs, but New York would match that and ultimately hold on for the 7-5 win.
The seventh inning rally was assisted by a home run from catcher Austin Romine, giving him his second of the season. Gio Urshela also hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help the Yankees’ total. Giancarlo Stanton would finish the game 2-for-4 with four of his team’s RBIs, while Urshela provided two of them.
On the opposing side, Yordan Alvarez was 2-for-4 with three RBIs which included a three-run homer in the seventh. Josh Reddick was 1-for-3 with two of the Astros’ RBIs including his ninth home run in the sixth inning.
Picking up the win for the New York Yankees was Jonathan Holder (5-2) who pitched just one inning and gave up 3 earned runs. Zack Britton got his third save of the season for the Yankees, while the Astros Ryan Pressly (1-1) took the loss.
The latest victory moved the Yankees to 49-27 overall and first place in the American League East. It’s their eighth-straight win. They’re now 5.5 games ahead of second-place team Tampa Bay and eight ahead of the Boston Red Sox.
The Houston Astros dropped to 48-30 with the loss, and are on a tough seven-game losing streak. They still lead the AL West by 6.5 games over the Texas Rangers.
The two teams are scheduled to meet again on Sunday starting at 2:05 p.m. Eastern Time (1:05 p.m. local time).