Giancarlo Stanton hit a pair of singles, each of which produced two runs and provided the lead after hitting the third baseman glove Yuli Gurriel, in the duel that New York Yankees they won on saturday 7-5 to the Houston Astros.
Stanton set the board 4-2 in the sixth episode of this duel between division leaders, with a powerful shot that escaped from the glove of Cuban Gurriel and went to left field. A hit was scored instead of an error, in a play that represented a difficult decision for the official scorer.
An episode later, Stanton hit a practically identical ball. Gurriel dove and brushed the ball, which escaped. This time, it was an indisputable single against Ryan Pressly (1-1), what put New York ahead 7-5.
Zack Britton allowed Houston to load the bases in the ninth inning, but forced Tyler White popped a balloon into right field, ending the game and giving the reliever his third save. The Astros left 11 running backs stranded on the trails.
The Colombian Gio Urshela y Austin Romine hit home runs for the Yankees, who have hit at least one home run in 25 consecutive games. They tied the mark of the team of 1941, where he was active Joe DiMaggio.
The absolute record is of the 2002 Texas Rangers with 27 straight games hitting at least one home run.
The victory went to Jonathan Holder (5-2).
For the Astros, Venezuelan José Altuve 5-1. The Cubans Yordan Álvarez 4-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Gurriel 5-0.
For the Yankees, the Dominican Edwin Encarnacion 4-0. Colombian Urshela 4-1 with one run scored and two produced. // AP