Astros' McHugh Outpitches Pineda, Yanks Fall 6-2

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Didi Gregorius hammers a two-run shot to the second deck in right field to cut the Yankees' deficit to three runs in the 7th at Yankee Stadium on August 26, 2015

Game 126 / 69-57 / 2nd / – 2 GB : The Yankees, a team going in the wrong direction lost a series to a team going in the right direction. Behind Yankee-killer Collin McHugh, the Houston Astros rolled to a relatively easy 6-2 victory at Yankee Stadium, dropping New York 2 games below the streaking Toronto Blue Jays.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Astros 6, Yankees 2

The lone Yankees highlight…

“I don’t feel good right now because I want to win. he only thing is, keep my head up and continue working to be ready for my next start. The good thing is, I’m feeling good and I’ll be back for pitching every five days. Just keep going.” ‐ Michael Pineda  (h/t: Grace Raynor / MLB.com)

The Post-Mortem

MEMORY LANE : On today’s date in 1987, New York traded Dennis Rasmussen to the Cincinnati Reds for Bill Gullickson(h/t: Baseball-Reference.com, Today in Baseball History)

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