The Astros welcomed the Yankees to Osceola County Stadium. Dallas Keuchel made his first start of spring, completing two scoreless innings. The Astros major league bullpen looked sharp - Luke Gregerson, Chad Qualls, and Josh Fields pitched three scoreless. Jose Altuve, Jed Lowrie, and Hank Conger saw their first game action. But the minor leaguer bullpen ended up giving up the game:
Darian Downs surrendered a home run and double to lead off the eighth. Jordan Jankowski relieved Downs and gave up a triple to Jose Pirela to score another run. Jankowski remained the game for the ninth, the score 4-3 Astros. He would walk home a run after allowing three singles. The game now tied, bases loaded, and one out. Jankowski struck out Jose Pirela. He was one out away from escaping with a tie game. Rob Refsnyder would have none of that, singling to score two more runs.
Kent Emanuel replaced Jankowski and promptly balked home a run and gave up a two-run home run to Greg Bird. The Astros went down in order in the bottom of the nine to finish the game.
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