Christian Javier hit 13 in seven innings before combining Hector Neris and Ryan Pressly for the 14th game without a run or hit in Houston Astros history in a 3-0 win over the Yankees. This is the first time the Yankees have suffered such an affront in 19 years.
This is the first time since September 1, 2019 Houston has closed the door on opposing sluggers in this manner. Justin Verlander then pulled off the feat against the Blue Jays largely thanks to a homer by Abraham Toro in the ninth inning.
This time, the Astros pitchers didn’t have to wait until the last inning to get priority on the scoreboard. JJ Matijevic hit a solo homer in the seventh inning to give Javier the win. Jose Altuve followed suit on the following lap. The third run of visitors came with a Yuli Gurriel single that sent home to Kyle Tucker.
Javier (5-3) was dominant on the mound, but his 115 pitch count after seven innings forced him to give in to relief to complete the feat. The 25-year-old right-hander’s 13 strikeouts and 115 pitches are career bests. It’s the third time multiple pitchers have been involved in a no-hitter game for the Astros.
Neris broke a cold sweat in the eighth inning as he walked twice with just one out on the scoreboard. Joey Gallo then hit the ball hard into right field, forcing Kyle Tucker to make the catch in the warning lane. On the streak, Aaron Hicks got third place, but Neris then completed third place by forcing Aaron Judge to fold.
The loss went to Gerit Cole (6-2), who still had a good outing on the mound thanks to eight strikeouts, four hits and two walks while conceding just one run.
“The hard truth is that we kept getting passed,” Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole said. It’s a magical day for her.”
This is the first time the Yankees (52-20) have suffered back-to-back losses since May 28-29. For the Astros (45:26) it is the fifth win in six games. Both teams occupy the top of the American.
Elsewhere in America :
Pirates 5 – Rays 6
PIT: Diego Castillo and Jack Suwnski Homered
TB: Isaac Paredes rode in three heats, including a single one that brought the win late in the ninth
Orioles 6 – White Sox 2
BAL: Austin Hays hit RBI three by two
CWS: Lance Lynn faltered and conceded four runs in the seventh inning
Nationals 2 – Rangers 3
WHAT: Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning
TEX: Adolis Garcia gave his people the win with a solo homer late in the ninth inning
Athletics 9 – Royals 7
OAK: Seth Brown rode in two runs and scored another
KC: Bobby Witt Jr. and Michael A. Taylor Homered
Red Sox 4 – Guardian 2
BOS: Alex Verdugo hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning
CLE: Ahmed Rosario ran to a three-pointer in the third inning
Rockies 0 – Gemini 6
COL: CJ Cron’s second-place single was the Rockies’ only hit
MIN: Byron Buxton hit a run with a triple in the first inning
Sailors 5 – Angels 3
SEA: Julio Rodriguez hit a solo homer in the first inning
LAA: Shohei Ohtani hit a 462-foot bomb in the third inning