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Yankees win back-to-back series for first time since late June

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (67-69) secured back-to-back series wins for the first time since June 23-29 with a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros (77-60) Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.

Box Score

Aaron Judge homered for a second straight night, his 31st of the season. Oswald Peraza snapped an 0-for-18 with an RBI single and finished with a three-hit night. Austin Wells collected his first Major League RBI with a game-tying sacrifice fly, while Everson Pereira and Oswald Cabrera added RBI.

Luis Severino struggled but managed to get through four innings while allowing four runs on six hits. Jhony Brito was terrific in relief, tossing 3.2 shutout frames before Wandy Peralta recorded the final out of the eighth, and Clay Holmes closed it out in the ninth.

The Yankees will try to complete the three-game sweep on Sunday at 7:10 p.m. Michael King is scheduled to start.