Castro Leads Yanks Past Astros
The Yankees offense came alive Wednesday night as they blew out the Houston Astros 16-6.
The Yankees were led by 2B Starlin Castro who went 4-5 and hit his first career home run as a Yankee as he crushed a Michael Feliz pitch into the visiting bullpen in left-center. Castro racked up a total of 5 RBI's; he now has 7 RBI's over his first two games, a new team record (former record of 6 by Todd Greene).
Castro was one of three Yankees to hit a home run on Wednesday as Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran also went yard in the win.
On the mound, it was newly appointed reliever, Ivan Nova who opened eyes as he threw 4 innings in relief for Michael Pineda who had a rough go of it in his 5 innings pitched. Pineda gave up 6 earned runs, two of which were solo home runs off the bat of Astros young star Carlos Correa. Nova struck out five in his 4 innings, giving up four hits and walking one batter.
The Yankees look to close out the series against the Astros with a win Thursday afternoon (4:05pm first pitch).