Apr 2, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros manager Bo Porter (16) takes the ball from relief pitcher Kevin Chapman (66) during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Astros win second straight to open the season against the Yankees, 3-1


The Houston Astros are off to a great start in rebounding from a horrid 2013 season as they won they moved to 2-0 in 2014 on Wednesday night by defeating the New York Yankees for the second straight night, 3-1.

Houston got off to another fast start, just like the opener on Tuesday night, when Dexter Fowler led off the game for the Astros in the bottom of the first by taking the Yankees’ starter, Hiroki Kuroda, deep for the early 1-0 lead.

After that, the Kuroda settled in for the Yankees, but the bats couldn’t get anything going once again for the Bronx Bombers. In this one, they finished the game an abysmal 0-10 with runners in scoring position, not capitalizing on the opportunities at the plate once again they had in front of them.

The Astros would get one more home run off the Yankees pitching staff in the game when Matt Dominguez took David Phelps deep for a solo shot to give Houston the third run, which was more than what they needed in this one.

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