Altuve homers, Springer helps Astros rally past Yankees 6-3

HOUSTON (AP) Astros manager AJ Hinch saw his team's at-bats improving as the game went along Tuesday night.

That seems to be happening a lot lately for a Houston squad that's heated up after a tough start to the season.

Jose Altuve hit his 100th homer and George Springer's two-run double in the eighth inning helped the Astros to their third straight comeback win, 6-3 over the New York Yankees.

Houston has won five in a row overall to improve to 7-5.

''That's three days in a row where we've had really, really good at-bats as the game's gotten late,'' Hinch said. ''So I certainly liked it, the focus and the quality of at-bats and ultimately the production.''

The Astros trailed by one when Alex Bregman doubled off Jonathan Holder with two outs in the seventh inning and scored on a double by Michael Brantley that tied it at 3. Chad Green (0-2) retired Carlos Correa to end the inning.

But the Astros, who rallied to beat Oakland on Sunday and New York in Monday's series opener, got a single from Yuli Gurriel with no outs in the eighth before back-to-back walks to Robinson Chirinos and Tony Kemp loaded the bases with one out.

Springer then sent a ball down the third base line and into the left field corner, scoring Gurriel and Chirinos to make it 5-3.

''We're showing a lot of resiliency, a lot of fight,'' Springer said.

Kemp would have scored on the play, too, but he tripped and fell coming around third base and had to return to the bag with a dive to narrowly avoid a tag.

It didn't matter much, though, as Kemp scored on a sacrifice fly by Altuve to push the lead to 6-3.

Gerrit Cole, who lost his first two starts this season, remained winless after being lifted with the game tied after allowing four hits and three runs in seven innings. Hector Rondon (1-0) struck out two in a 1-2-3 eighth for the win, and Roberto Osuna fanned one in a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

New York rookie starter Jonathan Loaisiga gave up four hits and two runs in three innings.

The Yankees led early after Luke Voit sent the first pitch he saw into center field for a solo homer with two outs in the first.

A sacrifice fly by Gurriel tied it in the second.

The Yankees had runners on first and second with no outs in the third when Brett Gardner dropped down a bunt that barely made it out of the batter's box. Apparently thinking it was foul, Gardner stopped after just a few steps toward first base and the Astros turned a double play.

''I obviously thought it was foul,'' Gardner said. ''He said he picked it up when it was right on top of the line and it didn't go foul. I obviously should've run to first base, and basically gave them two outs right there. I thought it was a big turning point in the game, and it was a big mistake on my part.''

Yankees manager Aaron Boone lamented mental mistakes like that one that contributed to the loss.

''It's got to be better, especially when you're playing a really good team,'' he said. ''You've got to do the little things that allow you to win ballgames. We're really close to playing a really good brand and a complete game, but we're just having a breakdown here and there that (is) really costing us.''

There was one out in the third when Altuve's homer, which bounced off the wall above left field, put Houston up 2-1. It came after he hit one off the train tracks above left field on Monday night.

There were two on and one out in the sixth when Gary Sanchez hit a sharp liner for a double that bounced low on the wall in left field and darted away from Kemp to score two runs and put New York up 3-2.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Ace right-hander Luis Severino has a Grade 2 lat strain and will stop throwing for six weeks. Severino has been out since he was scratched from what would have been his first spring training appearance in early March with right shoulder inflammation. He returned to New York for tests when he wasn't feeling great, and the new injury was diagnosed on Tuesday. ... 3B Miguel Andujar (right shoulder) is scheduled to play catch Wednesday for the first time since he was injured. ''Hopefully it's a big step for him because that potentially tells us a lot in how he's able to respond to that,'' Boone said. ... Boone said OF Giancarlo Stanton (left biceps strain) is feeling better and could hit off a tee Wednesday or Friday.

Astros: Bregman left in the eighth after pulling up while running to second base. He said he tweaked his hamstring and could miss Wednesday's game but didn't think the injury was serious.

NEW HEIGHTS

For the 5-foot-6 Altuve, who was told repeatedly that he was too small to play in the majors when he was growing up, hitting his 100th homer meant a lot.

''I never thought I was going to hit 100 homers in the big leagues,'' he said. ''It seems like a dream come true.''

Springer, who reached the 100-homer mark early in his fifth season, ribbed his teammate for not doing it until his ninth year.

''It took him long enough to get to it, but he got to it so I'm happy for him,'' Springer said.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP James Paxton (1-1, 4.09 ERA) starts the series finale Wednesday night. Paxton got his first win with the Yankees in his last outing when he allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out nine in 5 1/3 innings against Baltimore.

Astros: RHP Collin McHugh (1-1, 2.45) got the win in his last start against Oakland when he allowed three hits and one run in six innings.

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NYY5-6
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HOU7-5
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  • W: H. Rondon (1-0)L: C. Green (0-2)S: R. Osuna (4)
  • HR: NYY - L. Voit (3), HOU - J. Altuve (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner CF31000112.195.313.317.6301.5
A. Judge RF30100101.293.431.537.9682.0
L. Voit 1B42111013.195.340.415.7556.5
G. Sanchez DH40220011.275.341.7501.0914.5
G. Torres SS40000022.302.362.581.943-1.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40000012.361.425.472.897-0.5
C. Frazier LF40000020.360.370.7201.090-1.0
G. Urshela 3B20000110.200.429.300.7290.5
A. Romine C30100000.273.273.545.8181.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Springer CF-RF40120120.277.352.511.8624.0
    J. Altuve 2B41221010.298.346.532.8787.5
    A. Bregman 3B41100122.341.440.488.9283.0
    A. Diaz PR-1B00000000.143.200.357.5570.0
    M. Brantley DH51310024.289.333.489.8226.0
    C. Correa SS30000115.265.324.441.7662.5
    Y. Gurriel 1B-3B31110002.275.318.400.7183.0
    J. Reddick RF-LF40200001.303.361.303.6642.0
    R. Chirinos C31100123.259.375.519.8942.0
    T. Kemp LF31000104.182.308.318.6262.0
    J. Marisnick CF00000000.267.353.467.8200.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Sanchez
      • HR - L. Voit (3)
      • RBI - L. Voit (10), G. Sanchez 2 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Voit (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Judge, G. Sanchez, D. LeMahieu 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Springer (2), A. Bregman (3), M. Brantley 2 (3)
      • HR - J. Altuve (3)
      • SF - J. Altuve, Y. Gurriel
      • RBI - G. Springer 2 (9), J. Altuve 2 (6), M. Brantley (8), Y. Gurriel (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Brantley 2 (2), C. Correa 3 (3), Y. Gurriel 2 (2), T. Kemp 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Correa
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Torres-Voit)
      • E - B. Gardner
      • PB - A. Romine (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Chirinos-Correa-Gurriel)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Loaisiga3.04222513.861.433.5
      S. Tarpley1.01000006.752.252.0
      L. Cessa1.22001201.291.141.0
      J. Holder (BS, 1)1.02110105.401.200.5
      C. Green (L, 0-2)0.22332009.001.40-12.0
      T. Kahnle0.20000200.001.201.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Loaisiga3.0
      S. Tarpley1.0
      L. Cessa1.2
      J. Holder (BS, 1)1.0
      C. Green (L, 0-2)0.2
      T. Kahnle0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Cole7.04333613.321.0017.0
      H. Rondon (W, 1-0)1.01000201.801.0010.0
      R. Osuna (S, 4)1.00000101.500.3310.5
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Cole7.0
      H. Rondon (W, 1-0)1.0
      R. Osuna (S, 4)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Loaisiga
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Loaisiga 71-42, S. Tarpley 9-6, L. Cessa 26-16, J. Holder 16-10, C. Green 28-14, T. Kahnle 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Loaisiga 1-3, S. Tarpley 1-1, J. Holder 1-1, C. Green 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Loaisiga 15, S. Tarpley 3, L. Cessa 8, J. Holder 5, C. Green 6, T. Kahnle 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 99-64, H. Rondon 14-10, R. Osuna 18-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 8-6
      • Batters Faced - G. Cole 27, H. Rondon 4, R. Osuna 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner CF31000112.195.313.317.6301.5
      A. Judge RF30100101.293.431.537.9682.0
      L. Voit 1B42111013.195.340.415.7556.5
      G. Sanchez DH40220011.275.341.7501.0914.5
      G. Torres SS40000022.302.362.581.943-1.0
      D. LeMahieu 2B40000012.361.425.472.897-0.5
      C. Frazier LF40000020.360.370.7201.090-1.0
      G. Urshela 3B20000110.200.429.300.7290.5
      A. Romine C30100000.273.273.545.8181.0
      Total3135313911-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        G. Springer CF-RF40120120.277.352.511.8624.0
        J. Altuve 2B41221010.298.346.532.8787.5
        A. Bregman 3B41100122.341.440.488.9283.0
        A. Diaz PR-1B00000000.143.200.357.5570.0
        M. Brantley DH51310024.289.333.489.8226.0
        C. Correa SS30000115.265.324.441.7662.5
        Y. Gurriel 1B-3B31110002.275.318.400.7183.0
        J. Reddick RF-LF40200001.303.361.303.6642.0
        R. Chirinos C31100123.259.375.519.8942.0
        T. Kemp LF31000104.182.308.318.6262.0
        J. Marisnick CF00000000.267.353.467.8200.0
        Total336116151021-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Sanchez
          • HR - L. Voit (3)
          • RBI - L. Voit (10), G. Sanchez 2 (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Voit (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Judge, G. Sanchez, D. LeMahieu 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Springer (2), A. Bregman (3), M. Brantley 2 (3)
          • HR - J. Altuve (3)
          • SF - J. Altuve, Y. Gurriel
          • RBI - G. Springer 2 (9), J. Altuve 2 (6), M. Brantley (8), Y. Gurriel (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Brantley (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Brantley 2 (2), C. Correa 3 (3), Y. Gurriel 2 (2), T. Kemp 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - C. Correa
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Torres-Voit)
          • E - B. Gardner
          • PB - A. Romine (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Chirinos-Correa-Gurriel)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Loaisiga3.04222513.861.433.5
          S. Tarpley1.01000006.752.252.0
          L. Cessa1.22001201.291.141.0
          J. Holder (BS, 1)1.02110105.401.200.5
          C. Green (L, 0-2)0.22332009.001.40-12.0
          T. Kahnle0.20000200.001.201.0
          Total8.011665101---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Loaisiga3.0
          S. Tarpley1.0
          L. Cessa1.2
          J. Holder (BS, 1)1.0
          C. Green (L, 0-2)0.2
          T. Kahnle0.2
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Cole7.04333613.321.0017.0
          H. Rondon (W, 1-0)1.01000201.801.0010.0
          R. Osuna (S, 4)1.00000101.500.3310.5
          Total9.0533391---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Cole7.0
          H. Rondon (W, 1-0)1.0
          R. Osuna (S, 4)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Loaisiga
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Loaisiga 71-42, S. Tarpley 9-6, L. Cessa 26-16, J. Holder 16-10, C. Green 28-14, T. Kahnle 13-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Loaisiga 1-3, S. Tarpley 1-1, J. Holder 1-1, C. Green 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Loaisiga 15, S. Tarpley 3, L. Cessa 8, J. Holder 5, C. Green 6, T. Kahnle 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 99-64, H. Rondon 14-10, R. Osuna 18-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 8-6
          • Batters Faced - G. Cole 27, H. Rondon 4, R. Osuna 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Altuve hit sacrifice fly to center, Kemp scored36
            Springer doubled to deep left, Gurriel and Chirinos scored, Kemp to third35
          • 7TH INNING
            Brantley doubled to deep right, Bregman scored33
          • 6TH INNING
            Sanchez doubled to deep left, Gardner and Voit scored32
          • 3RD INNING
            Altuve homered to left center12
          • 2ND INNING
            Gurriel hit sacrifice fly to right, Brantley scored11
          • 1ST INNING
            Voit homered to center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Roberto Osuna relieved Hector Rondon
            • Jake Marisnick in center field
            • G. Torres: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Torres flied out to right
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu popped out to second
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Frazier struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Hector Rondon relieved Gerrit Cole
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Foul, Judge singled to right center
            • L. Voit: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Green Pitching:
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gurriel singled to left
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Reddick lined out to center
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked, Gurriel to second
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kemp walked, Gurriel to third, Chirinos to second
            • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Ball, Springer doubled to deep left, Gurriel and Chirinos scored, Kemp to third
            • Tommy Kahnle relieved Chad Green
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Altuve hit sacrifice fly to center, Kemp scored
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out, reached on passed ball, Springer to third on passed ball
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Bregman to second on fielder's indifference, Bregman stole second
            • Brantley struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Urshela grounded out to third
            • A. Romine: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Romine lined out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Holder Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Springer struck out looking
            • J. Altuve: Altuve grounded out to third
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bregman doubled to left
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley doubled to deep right, Bregman scored
            • Chad Green relieved Jonathan Holder
            • C. Correa: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Correa grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Judge walked, Gardner to second
            • L. Voit: Voit reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gardner to third, Judge out at second
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez doubled to deep left, Gardner and Voit scored
            • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Torres struck out looking
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Cessa Pitching:
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Gurriel lined out to right
            • J. Reddick: Reddick singled to center, Reddick to second on center fielder Gardner fielding error
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Chirinos struck out looking
            • Jonathan Holder relieved Luis Cessa
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp flied out to center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier lined out to left
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
            • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Romine grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Luis Cessa relieved Stephen Tarpley
            • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Springer walked
            • J. Altuve: Altuve singled to left, Springer to second
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bregman popped out to second
            • M. Brantley: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brantley struck out swinging
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Correa popped out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • L. Voit: Ball, Voit grounded out to third
            • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Sanchez singled to center
            • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres flied out to deep center
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu fouled out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Stephen Tarpley relieved Jonathan Loaisiga
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Reddick flied out to deep right
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Chirinos singled to center
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Kemp grounded out to shortstop, Chirinos out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Urshela walked
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Romine singled to right, Urshela to second
            • B. Gardner: Gardner grounded bunt out to shortstop, Urshela to third, Romine out at second
            • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Judge flied out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Springer grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Altuve homered to left center
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Brantley singled to left, Bregman to third
            • C. Correa: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel lined out to left
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu lined out to center
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Brantley doubled to deep left
            • C. Correa: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brantley to third on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Ball, Correa walked
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Gurriel hit sacrifice fly to right, Brantley scored
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Foul, Ball, Correa stole second, Foul, Reddick reached on an infield single to shortstop, Correa to third
            • R. Chirinos: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • T. Kemp: Kemp flied out to deep right
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Gardner grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Judge: Judge grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Voit: Voit homered to center
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Springer struck out looking
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)