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The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros by the score of 5-4 on Wednesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. David Phelps started for the Yankees and pitched ok, the bullpen was great. Robinson Cano and Ben Francisco each hit a homerun and Ichiro Suzuki had two hits.
Phelps pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with a walk and five strikeouts. Boone Logan picked up his second win pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out one, David Robertson pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Mariano Rivera picked up his 11th save in 11 chances pitching an inning and giving up a hit with a strikeout.
Suzuki had two hits and drew a walk, Jayson Nix had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Cano had a hit and an RBI. Vernon Wells had a hit, Travis Hafner drew a walk and Francisco had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Brett Gardner had a hit as a pinch hitter and also stole two bases, Eduardo Nunez had a hit and drew a walk and Lyle Overbay had a hit and drew two walks. Chris Stewart had an RBI, Overbay and Nunez each hit a double and Suzuki hit a triple. Cano and Francisco each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Phelps had a pickoff
Erik Bedard pitched four innings giving up six hits and four runs with four walks and two strikeouts, Paul Clemens pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and two strikeouts. Clemens took the loss his first of the season. Wesley Wright pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out one and Hector Ambriz pitched an inning giving up two walks and two strikeouts.
Grossman had a hit, Jose Altuve had two hits and Jason Castro had two hits. Carlos Pena had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Fernando Martinez had a hit and an RBI and Barnes had a hit and drew a walk. Dominguez had a hit and an RBI, Castro hit two doubles and the Astros were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Altuve was picked off.
In the first Nix had an RBI single to make it 1-0 Yankees. In the second the Yankees took a 2-0 lead and a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Stewart had a sacrifice fly, Cano and Francisco each hit a solo homerun. In the fourth the Astros got back in the game with four runs to tie the game. Pena hit an RBI single, Martinez was hit by a pitch allowing a run to score Barnes grounded into a force out to allow another run to score and Dominguez hit an RBI single. Ichiro grounded into a double play but the run scored before the second out was recorded to make it 5-4 Yankees and that was the final score.
The Yankees took the series two games to one and improved their record to 17-10. The Astros record dropped to 8-20. The Yankees will have a day off on Thursday and begin a three game series at home with the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.