It was a cold series in New York to start the season, but that didn't stop the power output for both teams. The Astros and Yankees combined to hit 13 home runs in the three-game series. It was the home run that sunk the Astros on Thursday in New York at Yankee Stadium, 8-5.
The Astros jumped out first in the second inning with back-to-back home runs. Tyler White (a two-run shot) and Preston Tucker touched up Houston-native Nathan Eovaldi for two home runs.
The Yankees were able to get a run back in the bottom of the second after Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann led off with back-to-back singles. Chase Headley hit a sacrifice fly with runners on first and third. Houston led 3-1 after two innings.
Both teams added two runs in the fourth. Tyler White singled home Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez for his third and fourth runs batted in the game. McCann and Starlin Castro each hit a solo home run for the Yankees.
Jacoby Ellsbury doubled to lead off the fifth, Fiers stayed in the game to face Alex Rodriguez who singled up the middle to score Ellsbury.
The decisive blow for the Yankees came in the seventh from Teixeria, who flipped a Ken Giles fastball the other way to left field for a three-run home run.
Houston would get two runners on base in the ninth but couldn't push them across.
The Astros now head to Milwaukee to face the Brewers for three games over the weekend.