Hou 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 9
NYY 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Date of game: 4/29/2013

Recap: NY Yankees vs. Houston

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Lucas Harrell spun 6 1/3 strong innings and batterymate Carlos Corporan went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI, with the duo leading Houston to a 9-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees that halted the Astros' nine-game road losing streak.

Harrell (3-2) also stopped Houston's four-game overall slide, while ending a string of four straight Yankee wins, by yielding just one run and scattering eight hits. Fourteen of the 19 outs the right-hander recorded came on the ground.

He was helped out by an offense that pounded out 17 hits and rocked Andy Pettitte (3-2) for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. Brandon Barnes finished 3-for-5 with three RBI in the rout, with Carlos Pena contributing a run-scoring single as part of a 2-for-5 night.

"I've seen Andy since 1996, and I don't know if I've ever seen him not have his slider," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Jose Altuve, Chris Carter and Brandon Laird also had two hits for Houston, which went 6-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

"You're just waiting for it to happen night in and night out and be consistent. That's why we stay positive, because we know it's in there," Astros manager Bo Porter said.

Vernon Wells, Brett Gardner and Robinson Cano each collected a pair of hits for New York, with Wells driving in the Yankees' lone run with a sixth-inning single.

The Astros wasted little time moving in front, with five straight hitters reaching base against Pettitte with two outs during a three-run top of the first. Consecutive singles by Laird, Carter and Pena accounted for the initial run, and Corporan followed a walk to Ronny Cedeno that loaded the bases with a double into the right-field corner that plated both Carter and Pena.

Pettitte briefly regrouped to hold Houston scoreless over the next two innings, but ran into trouble again in the fourth. After a Corporan base hit and Altuve double put two men in scoring position, Barnes extended the lead to 5-0 by ripping a hanging pitch down the left-field line for a double.

A Carter single and one-out double by Cedeno in the fifth ended Pettitte's night, with replacement Adam Warren immediately uncorking a wild pitch to bring in Carter before serving up Corporan's first homer of the season that staked Houston to a commanding 8-0 advantage.

The Astros scored once more during the inning, with Matt Dominguez drawing a walk after Corporan's blast and later coming home on Barnes' second hit of the game.

Aided by a trio of double plays, Harrell didn't allow a runner past first until the Yankees finally broke through in the sixth. Singles by Gardner, Cano and Wells in succession put New York on the board, though Harrell prevented a big inning by retiring Jayson Nix with the bases loaded and two out.

Travis Blackley and Riner Cruz finished off the victory by combining for 2 2/3 hitless innings.

Game Notes

Both Corporan and Barnes posted career single-game highs for hits and RBI ... ... The win was only Houston's second in 10 career matchups with New York. The other came on June 11, 2003 at the old Yankee Stadium, an 8-0 decision in which six Astros pitchers combined on a no-hitter ... Harrell has now induced an MLB-best 10 double plays through his six starts, and Houston leads the majors in that category (34) after turning four on Monday ... The Astros are 6-1 when registering more hits than the opposition and 2-15 when outhit by their foe ... Pitcher Vidal Nuno made his big league debut for the Yankees and tossed three scoreless innings.

Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Chris Johnson joins Jets

Chris Johnson officially now has a new home, with the former 2,000-yard rusher agreeing to terms with the New York Jets Wednesday on a reported two-year contract.

Mariners send Morrison to DL, promote Franklin

Seattle Mariners outfielder Logan Morrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers due to a hamstring strain he sustained earlier in the series.

Andersen gets nod for Ducks' playoff opener

Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau declared rookie Frederik Andersen as the starter for Wednesday's Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal against the Dallas Stars.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.