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N.Y. Yankees (83-77) «000300000360
Houston (51-109)000000200251

Yankees 3, Astros 2

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HOUSTON -- David Robertson got the save as Mariano Rivera looked on, and the New York Yankees got a glimpse of their future in a 3-2 win over Houston on Friday night that sent the Astros to their team-record 13th consecutive loss.

David Adams hit a two-run double and Mark Reynolds also drove in a run for the Yankees, who stopped a four-game losing streak.

Houston dropped to 51-109, the most losses for a major league team since the 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks went 51-111.

The Astros' 322 losses over three seasons are the fifth-most in big league history according to STATS, ahead of only the 1962-64 New York Mets (340), the 1963-65 Mets (332), the 1915-17 Philadelphia Athletics (324) and the 1940-42 Philadelphia Phillies (323).

A night after Rivera's emotional farewell at Yankee Stadium, New York started the final series of a disappointing season in which the team failed to reach the playoffs for just the second time in 19 years.

Adam Warren (3-2) allowed two hits and struck out four in five scoreless innings. David Phelps gave up Brett Wallace's two-run double in the seventh, got Houston within 3-2 with a two run double in the seventh, and Joba Chamberlain struggled before Preston Clairborne and Robertson closed it out.

Robertson, who got his third save, figures to inherit the closer role Rivera has held since 1997.

Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer (4-5) yielded three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Robinson Cano singled with one out in the fourth, Alfonso Soriano walked and Reynolds singled to drive in the go-ahead run. Third baseman Matt Dominguez's error allowed Soriano, and Adams doubled just inside the fence in the left-field corner.

Houston struck out seven times, increasing their franchise-record total this season to 1,511. They are 18 shy of Arizona's record, set in 2010.

Notes

New York's Andy Pettitte will make his final start before retiring on Saturday against Paul Clemens. The 41-year-old Pettitte, who is from nearby Deer Park, played for the Astros from 2004-06. ``To be able to make my last start here in my hometown is going to be extremely special,'' he said. ``Everybody that I've grown up with ... and that instilled things in me is going to be here. So it's going to be a really exciting day for me. And it's fitting, I believe.'' The Astros honored Pettitte in the middle of the fifth inning on Friday night by presenting him with the framed No. 21 jersey he wore when he played in Houston. ... Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Rivera can play center field this weekend if he wants to. The 43-year-old has said he wants to play in the outfield. ``I'll talk to him every day to see what he wants to do,'' Girardi said. ``I know he's talked about playing some center field, but I know he has some concerns about his leg. That's really up to him. If he wants to do it, he can do it. I'm OK with it.''

 
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Players of the Game
New York

M. Reynolds
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Houston

B. Wallace
AB 2
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 
New York (A.L.) Yankees
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Curtis Granderson, CF4000021 .232
Eduardo Nunez, 3B4000000 .256
Robinson Cano, DH4110020 .313
Alfonso Soriano, LF3110120 .254
Mark Reynolds, 1B4121001 .221
David Adams, 2B4012022 .194
Zoilo Almonte, RF4000012 .240
Brendan Ryan, SS3000001 .197
J.R. Murphy, C3010010 .158
Adam Warren, P0000000 .000
   David Phelps, P0000000 .000
   Joba Chamberlain, P0000000 .000
   Preston Claiborne, P0000000 .000
   David Robertson, P0000000 .000
Totals33363110  
Batting
2B - Alfonso Soriano (32, Oberholtzer), David Adams (5, Oberholtzer), J.R. Murphy (1, Oberholtzer)
RBI - Mark Reynolds (66), David Adams 2 (13)
Team LOB - 4
New York (A.L.) Yankees
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Adam Warren (W,3-2) 5200140 3.39
David Phelps (H,1) 1.2122210 5.04
Joba Chamberlain (H,5) 0.1200100 4.93
Preston Claiborne (H,4) 1000110 4.17
David Robertson (S,3) 1000010 2.07
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Warren 64-45, David Phelps 33-20, Joba Chamberlain 14-8, Preston Claiborne 13-7, David Robertson 7-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Warren 5-6, David Phelps 1-3, David Robertson 2-0
Batters Faced - Adam Warren 18, David Phelps 8, Joba Chamberlain 4, Preston Claiborne 3, David Robertson 3
Houston Astros
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jonathan Villar, SS4010021 .249
Jose Altuve, 2B3000101 .284
Matt Dominguez, 3B3000104 .244
Marc Krauss, DH2000201 .214
   Jake Elmore, PR-DH0000000 .246
Chris Carter, 1B-LF3100102 .225
Trevor Crowe, LF-CF4000033 .225
L.J. Hoes, RF4120000 .282
Carlos Corporan, C4000004 .226
Brandon Barnes, CF2010010 .242
   a-Brett Wallace, PH-1B2012010 .222
Brett Oberholtzer, P0000000 .000
   Josh Zeid, P0000000 .000
   Kevin Chapman, P0000000 .000
   Josh Fields, P0000000 .000
Totals3125257  
a-doubled for Barnes in the 7th
Batting
2B - Brett Wallace (14, Chamberlain)
RBI - Brett Wallace 2 (36)
2-OUT RBI - Brett Wallace 2 (11)
SB - Jonathan Villar (18, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Murphy)
CS - Jake Elmore (6, 2nd base by Claiborne/Murphy)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Matt Dominguez (16, Throwing)
Houston Astros
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brett Oberholtzer (L,4-5) 5.1532140 2.76
Josh Zeid 1.2000030 3.76
Kevin Chapman 1000010 1.83
Josh Fields 1100020 5.25
Pitches-Strikes - Brett Oberholtzer 81-51, Josh Zeid 20-16, Kevin Chapman 8-6, Josh Fields 15-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brett Oberholtzer 4-8, Josh Zeid 1-1, Kevin Chapman 1-1
Batters Faced - Brett Oberholtzer 22, Josh Zeid 5, Kevin Chapman 3, Josh Fields 4
Game Information
Attendance - 29486
Game Time - 3:04
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom