Teixeira hits go-ahead HR, Yankees take 2 of 3 from Astros
NEW YORK (AP) Mark Teixeira sliced a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning and Starlin Castro connected again, sending the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 8-5 Thursday.
The Yankees took two of three in the season-opening series against the team that beat them in the AL wild-card game last October. The game began 12 minutes late because of rain, and Yankee Stadium was far less than half-filled.
Castro kept up his torrid start with a solo home run and a single off the wall, making him 7 for 12. The former Cubs infielder has eight RBIs, the most by any player in his first three games for the Yankees since the stat became official in 1920, STATS said.
Brian McCann also homered for the Yankees and Jacoby Ellsbury doubled twice.