Astros Show Yanks How It's Done in 7-4 Win

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GAME 123: Tonight, a team that is 22 games out of first place showed the Yankees how to play ball in a pennant race. The Houston Astros came back from a 2-0 deficit, then broke a 4-4 tie with a 3-run ninth inning to stun New York.

Astros Get to D-Rob in 9th

David Robertson grooved a 3-0 fastball over the heart of the plate. Astros slugger Chris Carter had the green light. And that was that.

Once Again, Offense Fails in Clutch

Wasted was a great night at the plate by Martin Prado, Jacoby Ellsbury showing signs of life, and a mammoth home run from Brian McCann — whose toe is tapping again.
Here’s the box score and recap.

The Post-Season Hunt

The division? Fuggitaboutit. After tonight’s setback against the Astros, the Yanks are now 4 games out of the second Wild Card slot with 39 games to go.

Today in Yankees Baseball History

MEMORY LANE: On August 19, 2000, the 67-52 first place Yankees defeated the Anaheim Angels 9-1, behind a complete game effort from Andy Pettitte. David Justice blasted 2 solo home runs, and Luis Sojo hit a 2-run blast. The victory improved Pettitte’s record to 15-6.
Happy 79th Birthday to Bobbie Richardson!


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