Altuve, Correa help Astros rally for 4-3 win over Yankees

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve hit the ball a really long way. Carlos Correa did just the opposite to win the game for the Houston Astros.

Altuve homered to the train tracks above left field to get the Astros on the board, and Correa's broken-bat RBI infield single in the eighth inning helped them rally past the New York Yankees 4-3 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.

Aaron Judge went deep off Houston ace Justin Verlander as New York built a 3-1 lead in a matchup between AL powerhouses that met in the 2017 league championship series. Robinson Chirinos tied it with a two-run double in the seventh against Zack Britton.

The game was tied with one out in the eighth when Adam Ottavino (1-1) walked Alex Bregman before a single by Michael Brantley sent Bregman to third. Correa then shattered his bat on a grounder that dribbled up the first base line, allowing Bregman to score.

''Sometimes it's better to hit it soft, I guess,'' Astros manager AJ Hinch said with a smile.

Correa smiled and shrugged as he reached first base.

''You've got to take them,'' he said. ''This is a tough game. Sometimes you hit the ball hard right at people and sometimes that happens. That's why we love this game so much - you never know what to expect.''

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said it was a well-executed pitch by Ottavino.

''It bounced their way on that one,'' he said. ''That's baseball. That's going to happen every now and then. Certainly frustrating, especially when you make the pitch. Credit for them for creating traffic there in that inning and making it tough on us.''

The Astros trailed by two and had runners at first and second with two outs in the seventh when Chirinos doubled off Britton. The burly 5-foot-11, 225-pound Tyler White scored from first when he slid in just ahead of the tag by catcher Gary Sanchez.

Ryan Pressly (1-0) extended his scoreless streak to 22 1/3 innings with a perfect eighth to get the win. Roberto Osuna pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save.

Correa and Chirinos finished with two hits apiece.

A day after hitting seven homers in a 15-3 win over the Orioles, the Yankees got a solo shot from Judge in the fifth but were shut down by Houston's bullpen in the last three innings, snapping their three-game winning streak.

New York starter Masahiro Tanaka allowed just one earned run in his third straight start, scattering three hits over six innings.

Verlander yielded seven hits and three runs in six innings.

''We couldn't quite break through and really break it open but we did a good job of making it real hard on (Verlander), obviously, getting him out of there with the lead,'' Boone said. ''I thought our plan was good. I thought guys executed. I thought guys played well. Masahiro was terrific. So, it stings a little bit when you lose a game like that.''

The Yankees loaded the bases with one out in the third on two walks and a single. Luke Voit's single gave New York a 1-0 lead, but Verlander retired the next two batters to limit the damage.

Houston tied it in the fourth when the 5-foot-6 Altuve sent a drive 448 feet onto the train tracks above left field.

New York quickly regained the lead when Judge launched a fastball from Verlander over the short wall in right for an opposite-field homer in the fifth.

DJ LeMahieu doubled with two outs in the sixth and the Yankees padded their lead when Clint Frazier hit an RBI single off the left field wall to make it 3-1.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Boone said left-hander CC Sabathia came out of his fourth minor league start well on Sunday and he'll return to the rotation at some point this weekend. Sabathia is on the injured list recovering after having a stent inserted into his heart in December because of the blockage of an artery. ... New York reliever Dellin Betances (shoulder) threw to hitters and is scheduled to pitch a simulated game Thursday. If that goes well, he could pitch for Class A Tampa this weekend. ... Ace right-hander Luis Severino is returning to New York to have more tests on his ailing shoulder.

MY HOMETOWN

Former Yankees and Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte, who serves as a special adviser to New York general manager Brian Cashman, threw batting practice before the game. The 46-year-old Pettitte is the pitching coach for a Houston high school.

UP NEXT

Yankees: Rookie RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (0-0, 2.25 ERA) is scheduled to start for New York on Tuesday night. Loaisiga allowed one hit and one run in four innings against Detroit in his last start.

Astros: RHP Gerrit Cole (0-2, 3.00) will start for Houston when the series continues Tuesday night. Cole will look for his first win this season after dropping his first two starts, capped by a 4-0 loss to Texas in which he allowed four hits and three runs in six innings.

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  • W: R. Pressly (1-0)L: A. Ottavino (1-1)S: R. Osuna (3)
  • HR: NYY - A. Judge (3), HOU - J. Altuve (2)
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B. Gardner CF50100000.211.318.342.6603.0
A. Judge RF31211200.289.426.553.9789.0
L. Voit DH40110022.189.348.351.6991.0
G. Sanchez C40100004.250.325.7501.0751.0
G. Torres SS40000005.333.395.6411.0360.0
G. Bird 1B40000040.192.300.308.608-2.0
D. LeMahieu 2B41100000.406.472.5311.0033.0
C. Frazier LF40210010.429.435.8571.2922.5
G. Urshela 3B31000112.250.455.375.8301.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF-RF30000111.279.347.512.8590.5
    J. Altuve 2B41111012.279.340.465.8065.5
    A. Bregman 3B21100202.351.444.486.9314.0
    M. Brantley LF40100004.250.302.425.7271.0
    C. Correa SS40210010.290.333.484.8172.5
    Y. Gurriel 1B41000023.270.325.405.7300.0
    J. Reddick RF20000000.276.344.276.6200.0
    a- A. Diaz PH10000001.143.200.357.5570.0
    J. Marisnick CF10000012.267.353.467.820-0.5
    T. White DH21000110.222.333.278.6111.5
    R. Chirinos C30220000.250.357.542.8996.0
    • a-grounded out for Reddick in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. LeMahieu (4)
    • HR - A. Judge (3)
    • RBI - A. Judge (7), L. Voit (9), C. Frazier (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Frazier (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Sanchez, G. Torres 5 (5), G. Urshela 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Chirinos 2 (4)
    • HR - J. Altuve (2)
    • RBI - J. Altuve (4), C. Correa (4), R. Chirinos 2 (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Chirinos 2 (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer, M. Brantley 3 (3), J. Marisnick 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Gardner (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Urshela-Torres-Bird)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Tanaka6.03112311.471.0416.5
    Z. Britton (BS, 1)0.22221003.861.71-5.0
    A. Ottavino (L, 1-1)1.12111401.290.86-4.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Tanaka6.0
    Z. Britton (BS, 1)0.2
    A. Ottavino (L, 1-1)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Verlander6.07332614.241.2912.0
    W. Harris1.01001100.000.901.5
    R. Pressly (W, 1-0)1.00000100.000.4610.5
    R. Osuna (S, 3)1.00000001.800.4010.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Verlander6.0
    W. Harris1.0
    R. Pressly (W, 1-0)1.0
    R. Osuna (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 78-50, Z. Britton 16-9, A. Ottavino 30-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 9-5, Z. Britton 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 22, Z. Britton 5, A. Ottavino 7
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Verlander 111-71, W. Harris 22-12, R. Pressly 11-8, R. Osuna 6-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Verlander 5-7, W. Harris 2-0, R. Pressly 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Verlander 27, W. Harris 5, R. Pressly 3, R. Osuna 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner CF50100000.211.318.342.6603.0
    A. Judge RF31211200.289.426.553.9789.0
    L. Voit DH40110022.189.348.351.6991.0
    G. Sanchez C40100004.250.325.7501.0751.0
    G. Torres SS40000005.333.395.6411.0360.0
    G. Bird 1B40000040.192.300.308.608-2.0
    D. LeMahieu 2B41100000.406.472.5311.0033.0
    C. Frazier LF40210010.429.435.8571.2922.5
    G. Urshela 3B31000112.250.455.375.8301.5
    Total3538313813-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Springer CF-RF30000111.279.347.512.8590.5
      J. Altuve 2B41111012.279.340.465.8065.5
      A. Bregman 3B21100202.351.444.486.9314.0
      M. Brantley LF40100004.250.302.425.7271.0
      C. Correa SS40210010.290.333.484.8172.5
      Y. Gurriel 1B41000023.270.325.405.7300.0
      J. Reddick RF20000000.276.344.276.6200.0
      a- A. Diaz PH10000001.143.200.357.5570.0
      J. Marisnick CF10000012.267.353.467.820-0.5
      T. White DH21000110.222.333.278.6111.5
      R. Chirinos C30220000.250.357.542.8996.0
      Total3047414715-----
      • a-grounded out for Reddick in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (4)
      • HR - A. Judge (3)
      • RBI - A. Judge (7), L. Voit (9), C. Frazier (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Frazier (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Sanchez, G. Torres 5 (5), G. Urshela 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Chirinos 2 (4)
      • HR - J. Altuve (2)
      • RBI - J. Altuve (4), C. Correa (4), R. Chirinos 2 (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Chirinos 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Springer, M. Brantley 3 (3), J. Marisnick 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Gardner (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Urshela-Torres-Bird)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Tanaka6.03112311.471.0416.5
      Z. Britton (BS, 1)0.22221003.861.71-5.0
      A. Ottavino (L, 1-1)1.12111401.290.86-4.0
      Total8.0744471---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Tanaka6.0
      Z. Britton (BS, 1)0.2
      A. Ottavino (L, 1-1)1.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Verlander6.07332614.241.2912.0
      W. Harris1.01001100.000.901.5
      R. Pressly (W, 1-0)1.00000100.000.4610.5
      R. Osuna (S, 3)1.00000001.800.4010.0
      Total9.0833381---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Verlander6.0
      W. Harris1.0
      R. Pressly (W, 1-0)1.0
      R. Osuna (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 78-50, Z. Britton 16-9, A. Ottavino 30-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 9-5, Z. Britton 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 22, Z. Britton 5, A. Ottavino 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Verlander 111-71, W. Harris 22-12, R. Pressly 11-8, R. Osuna 6-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Verlander 5-7, W. Harris 2-0, R. Pressly 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Verlander 27, W. Harris 5, R. Pressly 3, R. Osuna 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Correa reached on an infield single to second, Bregman scored, Brantley to second34
      • 7TH INNING
        Chirinos doubled to deep right center, Gurriel and White scored33
      • 6TH INNING
        Frazier singled to deep left, LeMahieu scored31
      • 5TH INNING
        Judge homered to right21
      • 4TH INNING
        Altuve homered to left11
      • 3RD INNING
        Voit singled to right, Urshela scored, Gardner to third, Judge to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Pressly
        • G. Urshela: Urshela lined out to right
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gardner popped out to shortstop
        • A. Judge: Judge lined out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ryan Pressly relieved Will Harris
        • Jake Marisnick in center field
        • G. Bird: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Frazier lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Ottavino Pitching:
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Altuve struck out looking
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bregman walked
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley singled to right center, Bregman to third
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Correa reached on an infield single to second, Bregman scored, Brantley to second
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • J. Marisnick: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Will Harris relieved Justin Verlander
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gardner grounded out to first
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
        • L. Voit: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez singled to deep left, Judge to second
        • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Torres grounded into fielder's choice to third, Sanchez out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Zack Britton relieved Masahiro Tanaka
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Foul, Correa singled to right
        • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Gurriel reached on fielder's choice to third, Correa out at second
        • Aledmys Diaz hit for Josh Reddick
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz grounded out to pitcher, Gurriel to second
        • T. White: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, White walked
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos doubled to deep right center, Gurriel and White scored
        • Adam Ottavino relieved Zack Britton
        • G. Springer: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Springer struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Ball, Foul, Torres flied out to deep right
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu doubled to left center
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier singled to deep left, LeMahieu scored
        • G. Urshela: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Chirinos doubled to shallow left
        • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Springer walked
        • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Altuve reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Chirinos to third, Springer out at second
        • A. Bregman: Foul, Ball, Bregman flied out to right
        • M. Brantley: Brantley grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gardner grounded out to first
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Judge homered to right
        • L. Voit: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Voit flied out to deep center
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel lined out to right
        • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick grounded out to first
        • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, White lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • G. Bird: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bird struck out looking
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier singled to center
        • G. Urshela: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Urshela lined out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Altuve homered to left
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
        • M. Brantley: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Brantley grounded out to shortstop, Bregman out at second
        • C. Correa: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • G. Urshela: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Urshela walked
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gardner singled to right center, Urshela to third
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gardner stole second, Ball, Judge walked
        • L. Voit: Foul, Voit singled to right, Urshela scored, Gardner to third, Judge to second
        • G. Sanchez: Sanchez popped out to second
        • G. Torres: Torres grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Voit out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • T. White: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Chirinos grounded out to third
        • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Springer grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Foul, Torres flied out to right
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Correa grounded out to third
        • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • J. Reddick: Foul, Foul, Reddick flied out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Verlander Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner flied out to deep right
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Judge singled to deep left
        • L. Voit: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
        • G. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • G. Springer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Springer grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Altuve lined out to right
        • A. Bregman: Ball, Bregman singled to center
        • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Brantley grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)