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Yankees swept in doubleheader by Astros

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees were swept in a doubleheader by the Houston Astros on Thursday at Minute Maid Park. Houston won the first game, 3-2, before taking the nightcap, 7-5.

In Game 1, Jordan Montgomery started on the mound and surrendered a pair of runs over 6 1/3 innings while walking two and striking out eight.

Houston jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first as Alex Bregman grounded one through the middle for an RBI single.

The Astros extended their lead in the bottom of the second as Kory Lee smoked one down the left-field line for a run-scoring double.

DJ LeMahieu put New York on the board in the top of the fifth with his ninth home run of the season.

The Yankees were down to their final out in the top of the ninth when Isiah Kiner-Falefa grounded one through the left side for an RBI single to tie the game, 2-2. However, the Astros walked it off in the bottom of the inning. J.J. Matijevic brought home the winning run with an infield single to give Houston the 3-2 victory.

New York had just five total hits, with two of them coming from Aaron Hicks.

Michael King allowed the game-winning run. Albert Abreu tossed 1 2/3 shutout innings.

In Game 2, Domingo Germán made his return from the injured list and allowed four runs over three innings.

Houston scored five of their seven runs in the first two innings. In the bottom of the first, Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman smacked back-to-back home runs. In the bottom of the second, Alvarez hammered a two-run double to left to make it 4-0.

Gleyber Torres put the Yankees on the board in the top of the third with a two-run home run to left-center. That was his 15th long ball of the season.

In the bottom of the sixth, Chas McCormick crushed a two-run homer over the wall in right-center.

Aaron Judge crushed a three-run home run over the train tracks in left in the top of the ninth to make it a two-run game. That was his Major-League-leading 34th homer of the season. Houston was able to hang on for the 7-5 victory.

JP Sears allowed two runs over three innings. Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Loaisiga each tossed a scoreless inning.

The Yankees will head to Baltimore to begin a three-game series with the Orioles on Friday night. Jameson Taillon will get the ball. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.