Nathan Eovaldi and Chris Young were both born in Houston, TX. Both played a big part in bring down the baseball team of their birthplace on Friday.
Eovaldi allowed two runs on five hits, struck out six over six innings -- qualifying for the win. Young was 3-for-4 on the day with the key hit of the game - a three-run home run against Will Harris. Before that Harris had a 0.78 ERA in 29 appearances this season.
Houston only mustered five hits on the day and struck out 11 times. Hank Conger got the Astros offense going with a double in the third, Carlos Correa singled him home with a drive back up the middle.
Jose Altuve again proving his hamstrings are okay, singled, stole second, and scored on Evan Gattis single with two outs.
On the mound for the Astros was Vincent Velasquez, allowed just two runs over 6 1/3 innings, striking out two and walking one. It was by far, Velasquez's longest outing thus far a major leaguear and good sign going forward.
After the Yankees took the lead, the Astros were only able to get one runner on base in the last three innings.
The Astros are back in action with Brett Oberholtzer on the mound at 3:10 p.m. CT.