Three Houston Astros pitchers combined to go without a run or hit in a 3-0 victory over the Yankees on Saturday afternoon in New York.
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Starter Cristian Javier (5-3) did the heavy lifting, passing 13 batters in the mitt in the first seven innings. The 25-year-old Dominican was close to the perfect performance, he who only recorded one walk.
Hector Neris was the first to take over, in the eighth inning. He left the mound three outs later, after giving up two free passes. Author of a 15th save this season, Ryan Pressly did not extend the suspense very long in the ninth by making two of the three opposing players bite the dust.
The Yankees have only been silenced twice since 1958 in their history. Yankee Stadium.
That's quite a feat, considering the Bronx Bombers (52-20) are the best team in major league baseball this season and had only lost eight of their 38 home games.
On offense, Houston (45-26) has scored a run in each of the last three innings. J.J. Matjevic and Jose Altuve hit solo longs, and Yuli Gurriel drove in the last run on a single.
Isaac Paredes wakes up at the end of the match
In St. Petersburg, three late points from Isaac Paredes allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to complete a comeback against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a hard-fought 6-5 victory.
The visitors had never had the lead in this game until the sixth round at bat, where Jack Suwinski made it 5-3 with a long ball good for three runs. Paredes responded late in the eighth assault with a solo homer.
The Mexican showed a lot of composure late in the ninth. With the Rays just one out on the backhand and he had two strikes against him, Paredes hit a single to right field and Ji-Man Choi and Vidal Brujan were able to cross the plate.
Ralph Garza Jr. (1-2), who held on the past two innings, added the Rays win to his record. On the side of the Pirates, David Bednar (3-2), on the mound in ninth, was made responsible for the defeat.