Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Astros began a series in the Bronx with a 3-2 victory over the Yankees. In the Houston clubhouse before the trip to New York, the team downplayed the four games at Yankees Stadium as ‘measuring stick’ games. Regardless of what the team says, besting one of the top teams in the American League is a confidence booster for players and fans alike.
“It says a lot, but we need to be ready for tomorrow. It’s a four game series, we’re trying to win the series, we’re not trying to win one game. So, we’ve got to go out there tomorrow and keep grinding,” Houston infielder Carlos Correa said.
Carlos continued his hot start to May with a two-run homer in the first inning which was the difference in the game. He is batting .371 with an on-base percentage of .436 and slugging .714 in ten games this month. The hand injury he suffered from being hit by a pitch in mid-April is obviously no longer an issue.
Dallas Keuchel had his most underwhelming performance of the season and it was still enough to earn his sixth win of the season. He went six innings, allowing just five hits and one unearned run while striking out nine. It is the first time this season that Dallas has not made it through seven complete innings.
The Astros improve to (24-11) which is the best record in baseball. Through 35 games, that is also the best start in club history. Houston is the only team in the American League West division with a winning record.