Christian Javier scored 13 in seven innings before letting Hector Neris and Ryan Pressly team up for the 14th game without a run or a hit in Houston Astros history in a 3-0 win over the Yankees. This is the first time in 19 years that the Yankees have faced such an affront.
This is the first time since September 1, 2019 that Houston has closed the door to opposing hitters in this way. Justin Verlander then made the feat against the Blue Jays thanks in particular to an Abraham Toro homer in the ninth inning.
This time around, the Astros pitchers didn’t have to wait for the final inning to get priority on the scoreboard. JJ Matijevic scored a solo homer in the seventh inning to earn the win to Javier. Jose Altuve imitated him in the next round. The third visitor run came on a single from Yuli Gurriel that sent Kyle Tucker home.
Javier (5-3) was dominant on the mound, but his tally of 115 pitches after seven innings forced him to give in to rescue to complete the feat. The 25-year-old right-handed’s 13 strikeouts and 115 throws are career highs. This is the third time multiple pitchers have been involved in a no-hit game for the Astros.
Neris broke out in a cold sweat in the eighth inning when he walked twice with only one out on the scoreboard. Joey Gallo then hit the ball hard on the right court, forcing Kyle Tucker to take the warning lane. On the series, Aaron Hicks reached third place, but Neris then completed the third out forcing Aaron Judge to go out.
The defeat went to Gerit Cole (6-2) who still had a good exit on the mound thanks to eight strikeouts, four hits and two walks while allowing only one run.
“The hard truth is we got pulled out and pulled back,” said Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole. It’s a magical day for them. “
This is the first time since May 28-29 that the Yankees (52-20) have suffered two consecutive defeats. On the side of the Astros (45-26), fifth victory in six games. Both teams occupy the top of the American.
Elsewhere in America :
Pirates 5 – Rays 6
PIT: Diego Castillo and Jack Suwnski scored
TB: Isaac Paredes drove in three runs of which a single which gave the victory at the end of the ninth
Orioles 6 – White Sox 2
BAL: Austin Hays hit RBI three out of two hits
CWS: Lance Lynn faltered and conceded four points in the seventh inning
National 2 – Rangers 3
ERA: Nelson Cruz scored a two-point homer in the sixth inning
TEX: Adolis Garcia gifted his people victory with a solo homer at the end of the ninth inning
Athletics 9 – Royals 7
OAK: Seth Brown drove in two places and scored another
KC: Bobby Witt Jr. and Michael A. Taylor stayed home
Red Sox 4 – Guardians 2
BOS: Alex Verdugo scored a three-point homer in the sixth inning
CLE: Ahmed Rosario led in a run on a triple in the third inning
Rocky Mountains 0 – Gemini 6
COL: CJ Cron’s second-place single was the Rockies’ only hit
MIN: Byron Buxton led on the run with a triple in the first inning
Sailors 5 – Angels 3
SEA: Julio Rodriguez hit a solo homer in the first inning
LAA: Shohei Ohtani hit a 462 foot bomb in the third inning