Astros fall to Yankees’ seventh inning rally

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).