Yankees Secure Astonishing Victory over Astros on First Day

The New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Opening Day. They were behind at first. Nestor Cortes struggled, letting in three runs in the first inning. Things didn’t improve in the next inning.

Cortes gave up a solo home run to Kyle Tucker. But the Yankees fought back. Juan Soto, a new player, got an RBI single in the fifth inning.

Yankees Take Lead in Exciting Game

In the sixth inning, Cabrera hit a solo home run, tying the game at 4-4. Then, in the seventh, Verdugo’s sacrifice fly gave the Yankees the lead.

The bullpen, led by Loaisiga and Hamilton, shut down the opposition for three more innings. The Yankees kept the lead until the end of the game.

Things got tense in the bottom of the ninth with Clay Holmes pitching. He gave up a single to Mauricio Dubon, then another hit to the Astros. With runners on first and second, Tucker hit a single to right field. This set up the most thrilling moment of the game.

Juan Soto caught the ball in right field. He threw it perfectly to home plate. His throw was strong. It beat Dubon to the plate. This set up a close play with Yankee catcher Jose Trevino. Trevino tagged Dubon out.

The Astros didn’t agree and challenged the call. But the umpires kept the original call.

Starting Lineups


  • Jose Trevino catches.
  • Anthony Rizzo plays first.
  • Gleyber Torres covers second.
  • Anthony Volpe is at shortstop.
  • Oswaldo Cabrera handles third.
  • Alex Verdugo, Aaron Judge, and Juan Soto are in the outfield.
  • Giancarlo Stanton serves as designated hitter.


  • Yainer Diaz catches.
  • José Abreu plays first.
  • Jose Altuve covers second.
  • Jeremy Peña is at shortstop.
  • Alex Bregman handles third.
  • Chas McCormick, Jake Meyers, and Kyle Tucker are in the outfield.
  • Yordan Alvarez serves as designated hitter.


  • Framber Valdez starts for the Astros.
  • Nestor Cortes replaces Gerrit Cole for the Yankees due to Cole’s elbow injury.                 

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