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[April 02, 2014]  HOUSTON  Astros 6, Yankees 2: Scott Feldman threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings and host Houston jumped all over New York starter CC Sabathia before hanging on to take the season opener for both teams.

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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