Feldman (1-0) allowed two singles, two walks and hit two batters
while striking out three in his Astros debut. Jesus Guzman and L.J.
Hoes both homered and Jose Altuve recorded a pair of RBI singles for
Houston, which defeated the Yankees for the first time in seven
all-time meetings at home.
Sabathia (0-1) was charged with six runs — all in the first two
innings — and eight hits while striking out six in six frames. Brian
McCann and Mark Teixeira had RBI singles in the eighth and Derek
Jeter began his franchise-record 20th and final season with New York
by recording a base hit and scoring a run.
Dexter Fowler set the tone with a leadoff double to Tal's Hill in
center field in the bottom of the first and scored one out later on
Altuve's base hit through a drawn-in infield. Altuve scored later in
the frame on a grounder to first and Guzman followed with a two-run
homer in his first at-bat as an Astro to cap the four-run rally.
Hoes cranked a home run to left on Sabathia's third pitch of the
second and Atulve again drove in Fowler to make it 6-0 after two
innings. Jacoby Ellsbury walked and Jeter singled to begin the
eighth and McCann and Teixeira drove them in before Alfonso Soriano
grounded into an inning-ending double play.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Jeter pulled within two hits of tying Paul Molitor
for eighth place on the career list. ... Sabathia is 1-3 with a 6.12
ERA in 11 career Opening Day starts. ... Houston improved to 3-13
all-time vs. New York.
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