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Strong pitching leads Yankees past Astros

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (58-53) bounced back with a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros (63-49) on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium behind a strong pitching performance. 

Nestor Cortes made his first start since May 30 and surrendered just one run over four strong innings while striking out a season-high eight batters. 

Ian Hamilton, Tommy Kahnle, Michael King, and Clay Holmes combined for five shutout frames. 

Jake Bauers and Gleyber Torres each smacked solo home runs, while Anthony Volpe added a sacrifice fly. Bauers, Torres, and Giancarlo Stanton each had two-hit games. 

The Yankees will try to take three of four from the Astros on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. with Carlos Rodón on the hill.