Castro, Teixeira power Yankees to 16-6 win over Astros

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 7:09 AM

Teixeira and Castro each hit a three-run homer. Carlos Beltran also went deep and Castro finished with four of the seventeen hits for the Yankees, who chased Collin McHugh (0-1) in a six-run first inning that lasted thirty-six minutes.

Castro, Teixeira power Yankees to 16-6 win over Astros

Starlin Castro homered and drove in five runs, Label Teixeira had four RBIs and the NY Yankees trounced the Houston Astros sixteen-6 for their first triumph of the season Wednesday night.

Teixeira and Castro each hit a three-run homer. Carlos Beltran also went deep and Castro finished with four of the seventeen hits for the Yankees, who chased Collin McHugh (0-1) in a six-run first inning that lasted thirty-six minutes.

Michael Pineda (1-0) benefited from the offensive outburst, taking residence a win despite allowing six runs and eight hits in five innings.

Carlos Correa went four for five with two residence runs and George Springer had his first career grand smack for Houston, a five-three winner Tuesday in the frigid opener (thirty-six degrees at game time). This one started with the temperature at forty-third degrees and took 3 hours, forty-five minutes to complete.

New York'south bats were hot all night, though.

Brian McCann had a two-run double in the first, Brett Gardner walked four times and pinch-hitter Ronald Torreyes hit a two-run triple in his first at-bat with the Yankees to create it 15-6 in the seventh.

Castro followed with a run-scoring single, giving him seven RBIs in his first two games with NY after he was acquired from the Chicago Cubs in an offseason trade.

The previous Yankees record for RBIs in a player'south first two games was set by Todd Greene, who'd six RBIs in two thousand-first, according to STATS.

Ivan Nova, beaten out by CC Sabathia for the No. five spot in the rotation, finished with four scoreless innings in his first relief appearance since 2013.

McHugh, a 19-game winner latest season, managed to obtain only one out in the shortest start of his huge league career. He beat Pineda twice latest year and entered with a 1.88 ERA and 16 strikeouts over fourteen 1-3 innings in two career starts against the Yankees.

TOBACCO BAN

Earlier in the day, NY Mayor Bill De Blasio signed a bill that bans the utilize of smokeless tobacco products at all ticketed baseball stadiums, sports arenas and recreation areas in the city. So the game between the Astros and Yankees was thought to be — from a valid standpoint — the first tobacco-free regular-season game in major league baseball history. "I think it'south routine for some players, and it'south something they're going to have to obtain used to," NY manager Joe Girardi said. "Have I heard players complain? Not really. I really haven't... So I'm really not too concerned about it."

TRAINER'south ROOM

Astros: RHP Lance McCullers (shoulder) threw about thirty pitches in a simulated game at extended spring training, manager A. J. Hinch said. The team will determine whether the following step for McCullers early following week is a similar session or a minor league rehab assignment... DH Evan Gattis, recovering from sports hernia surgery, is expected to obtain three or four at-bats as the designated hitter Thursday for Double-A Corpus Christi, Hinch said.

Yankees: Girardi wasn't sure if Dellin Betances would be available after the reliever threw thirty pitches in Tuesday's loss.

UP NEXT

Astros: RHP Mike Fiers starts the series finale Thursday afternoon, weather permitting. Steady rain is in the forecast for much of the day, after Monday'south scheduled opener was pushed back to Tuesday because of inclement weather. Fiers was 7-10 with a 3.69 ERA for Milwaukee and Houston latest season, including a no-hitter.

Yankees: RHP Nathan Eovaldi begins his second season with New York. The hard-throwing Eovaldi was 14-3 with a 4.20 ERA latest year but didn't pitch after Sept. 5 due to elbow inflammation. "My arm is one hundred percent," he said Wednesday.

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