Legends On Deck

Yanks Offense Explodes for 16 Runs in Romp Over Astros


Photo by Gabe Rodriguez

The New York Yankees couldn’t muster but four hits and three ruins against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros in their opener on Tuesday, but Wednesday’s game was a whole different story as the bats came alive early leading to a 16-6 blowout victory.

After the Astros took a quick 1-0 lead in the first on Carlos Correa‘s second homer of the season, the Yankees put up six runs off Collin McHugh, sending him to the showers early as he gave up six runs (five earned) on three hits, while only recording one out in the inning.

In the second it was the Astros turn to tee off on starter Michael Pineda, as George Springer hit a grand slam to pull Houston within 6-5.

But the Yankees answered right back with six runs in two innings, highlighted by three-run bombs each by Starlin Castro and Mark Teixeira.

In the fifth, Correa launched his second home run in the game and third on the season to dead center field, projected to have traveled 462 feet. That was all the Astros would score on the Yankees as Ivan Nova shut down Houston’s offense for the rest of the game.

The scoring for the Yankees was not over as they added one in the six and three in the seventh to cap off an explosive night and record their first win on the season.

Top Performances


George Springer – 1 for 4, GS, 4 RBI

Carlos Correa – 4 for 5, 2 HR, 2 RBI


Mark Teixeira – 2 for 4, HR, 4 RBI

Brian McCann – 2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI

Carlos Beltran – 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI

Starlin Castro – 4 for 5, HR, 5 RBI

Ivan Nova (S,1) – 4 IP, 4 H,. 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

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