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Yankees complete sweep of Astros, start season 4-0 for first time in 21 years

The New York Yankees are off to a 4-0 start for the first time in 21 years after completing a four-game road sweep of the Houston Astros with a 4-3 win on Sunday afternoon.

The game was tied at three in the top of the ninth with two outs when Juan Soto stepped up to the plate and lined a go-ahead RBI single off Josh Hader on a 3-2 pitch, giving the Yankees a 4-3 lead. However, the Astros did not go away quietly as they put a couple of runners on in the bottom of the frame against Clay Holmes before he closed it out and notched his third save.

Soto finished the day 3-for-5 and has reached base in 12 of his 20 plate appearances with the Yankees and became the fifth Yankee to collect an RBI in the first four games with the club.

Jose Trevino and Jon Berti drove in runs with two-out singles, while Aaron Judge registered his first RBI of the season with a sacrifice fly. Anthony Rizzo added two hits, including a double in the win.

Clarke Schmidt surrendered three runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings while striking out five. Jonathan Loáisiga, Caleb Ferguson, Nick Burdi, and Holmes posted scoreless outings.

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The Yankees will head to Arizona to begin a three-game series with the Diamondbacks, starting Monday at 9:40 p.m. Luis Gil, who earned the final spot in New York’s rotation after an electric spring training, will get the ball.