New York Yankees 6 — Houston Astros 7
Houston overcame a 5-run inning with a 6-run inning response in today’s 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros.
The Yankees were held off the board until the 6th inning. Outfielder Zoilo Almonte brought in the first run on a single with runners on the corners. Matt Diaz followed similarly with another run-scoring single. Melky Mesa put the blast in the inning with a three-run home run to complete the 5-run outburst that put the Yankees ahead 5-1 at the time. Prospect Tyler Austin scored on a run-scoring single by outfielder Adonis Garcia after hitting a triple to right field in the 8th inning.
Brett Marshall started today’s game and pitched 3 scoreless innings of 1-hit baseball with 3 strikeouts. Dellin Betances followed with what has become a staple of his pitching, inconsistency. In his inning of work, Betances displayed an outstanding curve and fastball that got 2 strikeouts but also walked 2, a wild pitch, and hit a batter. Pitchers Mikey O’Br...