Severino overpowers Astros with 11 Ks as Yankees win 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) That's it for Yankees-Astros this season.

At least until October.

Luis Severino struck out 11 in seven overpowering innings, beating longtime Yankees nemesis Dallas Keuchel for the second time this month as New York topped Houston 5-3 on Wednesday night.

Gary Sanchez snapped an 0-for-19 slump with a two-run single and the Yankees took two of three from the reigning World Series champions this week to win the season series 5-2. Houston defeated New York in the 2017 AL Championship Series, with the home team winning all seven games.

''Look, it's great to go up against the best and have some success, no question about it,'' first-year Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ''But I would say it's just a long season. I think both sides have a lot of confidence that, yeah, we have a chance to have special seasons.''

Dotting 98-99 mph fastballs to set up his wicked slider, Severino (8-1) allowed four hits - including Max Stassi's two-run homer - and walked one in winning his sixth consecutive decision.

The ace right-hander, who hasn't lost since April 10 at Boston, threw a five-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his first career complete game in a 4-0 victory over Keuchel at Houston on May 2.

''He's elite for a reason and I think we saw why tonight,'' Astros manager AJ Hinch said. ''They're a good team and you have to play well to beat them. And there are a couple of games here we should have beat them.''

David Robertson struck out two in a scoreless eighth and Aroldis Chapman got three outs for his 12th save in 13 chances.

Stassi, subbing for injured catcher Brian McCann, hit an RBI double with two outs in the ninth before Chapman fanned George Springer with a 102 mph fastball to end it.

''Hopefully, we'll see each other in October,'' Keuchel said.

After dominating the Yankees for years, Keuchel (3-7) dropped his third straight start against them - including the playoffs. The left-hander gave up four runs and seven hits in five-plus innings.

Keuchel entered 6-4 with a 1.82 ERA and two complete games in 10 outings against New York, including three postseason starts.

''He knows how to pitch,'' said Yankees catcher Austin Romine, who scored twice. ''Anytime you see someone a lot, you start to pick up on some tendencies.''

The 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner walked two batters in the first inning, and center fielder Jake Marisnick made a diving catch on a sacrifice fly by slumping slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

Sanchez rolled a two-run single through an open right side with two outs in the fifth to put the Yankees ahead 3-2.

''That pitch right there was a sinker outside and I just threw the bat at it. So I got lucky there,'' Sanchez said through a translator.

Gleyber Torres doubled to start the sixth and scored from third on Didi Gregorius' single past a drawn-in infield, chasing Keuchel. Aaron Hicks ended an 0-for-16 slide when he looped a two-out RBI double off Collin McHugh that got by a diving Marwin Gonzalez in left field.

''That's just how it's kind of going,'' Keuchel said. ''Tough breaks.''

Severino retired his first 11 batters, striking out seven of the first nine, before AL MVP Jose Altuve bounced a single through an open right side.

''We were cruising there for a little while,'' Romine said.

New York (35-17), which has won 17 of its last 21 at home, matched a season high at 18 games above .500. The Yankees have won 10 of their past 11 series.

LOOK OUT!

Yuli Gurriel was called out on the basepaths when he collided hard with Miguel Andujar as the Yankees third baseman cut over to field Stassi's seventh-inning grounder. Andujar got hit in the left side of the head and was checked by a trainer but said he was OK. Gurriel just got the wind knocked out of him, Hinch said. Both players finished the game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: Slumping SS Carlos Correa was back in the lineup after a night off, and Springer took his turn receiving a rest. Springer struck out as a pinch hitter with two on to end the seventh and stayed in the game to play center field. ... OF Derek Fisher (gastrointestinal discomfort) had a scheduled day off on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno, Hinch said. ... The team was awaiting an update on McCann (sore right knee) after he was examined by doctors in Houston.

Yankees: RHP Adam Warren, on the DL since April 21 with a back strain, threw 41 pitches over three scoreless innings in a rehab start for Double-A Trenton. He allowed one hit and struck out three. ... 1B Greg Bird was rested, leaving Gregorius as the only left-handed batter in the starting lineup against Keuchel.

UP NEXT

Astros: Return home to face another 2017 playoff opponent in Boston. RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (6-3, 3.98 ERA) starts the opener of a four-game series Thursday night against LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-2, 6.75 ERA).

Yankees: An 11-game road trip that takes them to four cities, although they finish up in New York against the crosstown-rival Mets at Citi Field. RHP Sonny Gray (3-4, 5.98 ERA) tries to rebound from his latest disappointing start Thursday night in Baltimore. RHP Andrew Cashner (2-6, 5.07 ERA) goes for the last-place Orioles.

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  • W: L. Severino (8-1)L: D. Keuchel (3-7)S: A. Chapman (12)
  • HR: HOU - M. Stassi (5)
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A. Bregman 3B40100010.266.382.425.8070.5
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E. Gattis DH40100012.236.309.438.7460.5
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  • a-struck out for Marisnick in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Hicks CF31110111.232.339.406.7454.5
A. Judge RF41200011.292.423.5851.0082.5
G. Stanton LF20110100.248.323.470.7933.0
G. Sanchez DH30120101.211.313.485.7994.0
T. Austin 1B40000044.222.280.500.780-2.0
G. Torres 2B41100012.319.376.593.9692.5
D. Gregorius SS40110020.241.317.482.7980.0
M. Andujar 3B40000011.290.310.494.804-0.5
A. Romine C22100100.358.433.6041.0374.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Stassi (8)
    • HR - M. Stassi (5)
    • RBI - M. Stassi 3 (17)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Stassi 3 (6)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Hicks (5), G. Torres (4)
    • SF - G. Stanton (3)
    • RBI - A. Hicks (21), G. Stanton (29), G. Sanchez 2 (35), D. Gregorius (35)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks (5), G. Sanchez 2 (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. Gregorius (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Andujar (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Keuchel (L, 3-7)5.07443703.651.23-0.5
    C. McHugh3.01111301.050.907.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Keuchel (L, 3-7)5.0
    C. McHugh3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Severino (W, 8-1)7.042211112.310.9729.5
    D. Robertson (H, 9)1.01000204.211.133.0
    A. Chapman (S, 12)1.02110101.540.947.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Severino (W, 8-1)7.0
    D. Robertson (H, 9)1.0
    A. Chapman (S, 12)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Keuchel 2 (7)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 106-61, C. McHugh 50-34
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 3-5, C. McHugh 3-2
    • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 25, C. McHugh 10
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 103-66, D. Robertson 25-15, A. Chapman 10-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 5-6
    • Batters Faced - L. Severino 27, D. Robertson 4, A. Chapman 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Bregman 3B40100010.266.382.425.8070.5
    J. Altuve 2B40200021.335.381.468.8491.0
    C. Correa SS40000033.261.345.452.797-1.5
    Y. Gurriel 1B41100000.281.304.368.6722.0
    M. Gonzalez LF31000122.222.297.328.6251.0
    E. Gattis DH40100012.236.309.438.7460.5
    M. Stassi C41231012.303.367.562.9299.5
    J. Marisnick CF20000020.149.157.297.454-1.0
    a- G. Springer PH-CF20000023.284.345.489.834-1.0
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    • a-struck out for Marisnick in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Hicks CF31110111.232.339.406.7454.5
    A. Judge RF41200011.292.423.5851.0082.5
    G. Stanton LF20110100.248.323.470.7933.0
    G. Sanchez DH30120101.211.313.485.7994.0
    T. Austin 1B40000044.222.280.500.780-2.0
    G. Torres 2B41100012.319.376.593.9692.5
    D. Gregorius SS40110020.241.317.482.7980.0
    M. Andujar 3B40000011.290.310.494.804-0.5
    A. Romine C22100100.358.433.6041.0374.0
    Total30585041010-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Stassi (8)
      • HR - M. Stassi (5)
      • RBI - M. Stassi 3 (17)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Stassi 3 (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Hicks (5), G. Torres (4)
      • SF - G. Stanton (3)
      • RBI - A. Hicks (21), G. Stanton (29), G. Sanchez 2 (35), D. Gregorius (35)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks (5), G. Sanchez 2 (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Gregorius (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Andujar (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Keuchel (L, 3-7)5.07443703.651.23-0.5
      C. McHugh3.01111301.050.907.5
      Total8.08554100---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Keuchel (L, 3-7)5.0
      C. McHugh3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (W, 8-1)7.042211112.310.9729.5
      D. Robertson (H, 9)1.01000204.211.133.0
      A. Chapman (S, 12)1.02110101.540.947.5
      Total9.07331141---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (W, 8-1)7.0
      D. Robertson (H, 9)1.0
      A. Chapman (S, 12)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Keuchel 2 (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 106-61, C. McHugh 50-34
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 3-5, C. McHugh 3-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 25, C. McHugh 10
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 103-66, D. Robertson 25-15, A. Chapman 10-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 5-6
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 27, D. Robertson 4, A. Chapman 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Stassi doubled to deep left, Gurriel scored35
      • 6TH INNING
        Hicks doubled to left, Romine scored25
        Gregorius singled to right, Torres scored24
      • 5TH INNING
        Sanchez singled to right center, Romine and Judge scored, Stanton to third23
        Stassi homered to center, Gonzalez scored21
      • 1ST INNING
        Stanton hit sacrifice fly to center, Hicks scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Aroldis Chapman relieved David Robertson
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gurriel singled to left
        • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez lined out to center
        • E. Gattis: Gattis popped out to second
        • M. Stassi: Stassi doubled to deep left, Gurriel scored
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • David Robertson relieved Luis Severino
        • T. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kemp flied out to deep right
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bregman singled to center
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. McHugh Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to second
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Andujar lined out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Gurriel safe at first on 3rd baseman Andujar fielding error
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
        • E. Gattis: Gattis singled to left, Gurriel to second
        • M. Stassi: Strike looking, Stassi reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gurriel out at third, Gattis to second
        • George Springer hit for Jake Marisnick
        • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • C. McHugh Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Stanton flied out to deep center
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • T. Kemp: Kemp fouled out to shortstop
        • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Bregman lined out to center
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Altuve singled to left
        • C. Correa: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Correa popped out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Ball, Torres doubled to deep left
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Torres to third on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Gregorius singled to right, Torres scored
        • Collin McHugh relieved Dallas Keuchel
        • M. Andujar: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gregorius caught stealing, catcher to second, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Romine walked
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Hicks doubled to left, Romine scored
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Judge grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel popped out to shortstop
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
        • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Gattis grounded out to second, Gonzalez to second
        • M. Stassi: Foul, Ball, Ball, Stassi homered to center, Gonzalez scored
        • J. Marisnick: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Andujar grounded out to second
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine singled to center
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Judge singled to right, Romine to third
        • G. Stanton: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton walked, Judge to second
        • G. Sanchez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Sanchez singled to right center, Romine and Judge scored, Stanton to third
        • T. Austin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • T. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Kemp lined out to pitcher
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bregman grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Altuve: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Altuve singled to right center
        • C. Correa: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Torres flied out to left
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • E. Gattis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gattis struck out swinging
        • M. Stassi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Stassi struck out swinging
        • J. Marisnick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Hicks lined out to center
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • G. Stanton: Stanton singled to center
        • G. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • C. Correa: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
        • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel flied out to right
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Gregorius struck out on foul tip
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andujar flied out to deep right
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Romine grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • T. Kemp: Kemp flied out to left
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
        • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Keuchel Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
        • A. Judge: Ball, Judge singled to deep left, Hicks to third
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike looking, Stanton hit sacrifice fly to center, Hicks scored
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked, Judge to second
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Judge to third, Sanchez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Torres lined out to first
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)