Brett Gardner equaled his best personal mark with six RBIs and hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees crushed the Houston Astros 13-4 on Friday.
The Yankees had a slow start, and they were two runs behind at the start of the sixth. The team arrived at their hotel in Houston almost at 06:00 in the morning after the rain delayed the start of their game against the White Sox the day before.
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New York woke up in the sixth episode, with five hits – all singles – and 10 hitters on the plate who managed to turn the slate and get 6-3.
Gardner, who stayed a triple to complete the cycle, drove the career of the lead in the sixth. An inning later, he sent a pitch from James Hoyt to the right field with two outs and two strikes for the 10-3.
New York starter Michael Pineda (8-4) allowed seven hits and three runs – two clean runs – in six innings and claimed his first win since June 8. Bryan Mitchell admitted two hits and a touchdown in three innings for his first save.
For the Yankees, the Ronald Torreyes of 3 to 3, with three annotated and one impelled.
For the Astros, the Venezuelans Jose Altuve of 3-2, with an annotated and two impelled; Marwin Gonzalez of 4-2, with an impelled. The Puerto Ricans Carlos Correa of 4-1, with an annotated one; Carlos Beltrán of 4-0, with an impelled. The Cuban Yulieski Gurriel of 4-0.