Jose Altuve killed the Yanks (5-7) in their three game series, hitting four HR, two last night, in Houston’s 8-6 win.
Brett Gardner led the game off for the Yanks with a HR (2) but Altuve tied it in the bottom of the first with a HR and Yanks’ starter James Paxton gave up another run in the bottom of the first.
The Yanks had first and third, one out in the second, but both Austin Romine and Tyler Wade struck out.
Houston got one in the third to go up 3-1.
A double by Gleyber Torres, single by Greg Bird and SF by D.J. LeMahieu made it 3-2 in the fourth.
Houston got four in the fifth to go up 7-2. Altuve hit his second HR of the game in that inning, and Carlos Correa added a two-run shot.
The Yanks tried to come back in the eighth. Aaron Judge walked, and Luke Voit hit a 2-run HR (4) to make it 7-4. Torres singled, Bird walked, and LeMahieu doubled in a run. Clint Frazier hit a SF to cut it to 7-6.
Houston got an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth.
The Yanks struck out 13x. It seemed they weren’t recognizing and couldn’t hit the slider.
Voit HR, 2 RBI
Torres 2 hits
LeMahieu 3 for 3, 2 RBI
Joe Harvey was brought up to replace Jonathan Loaisiga for a few days until the Yanks activate CC.
Paxton (L, 1-2, 6.00) 4+ IP, 5 R, 8 H, 3 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR.
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Harvey 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. MLB DEBUT 0.00
Tarpley 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.00
Britton 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.76