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American League Game Summary - New York at Houston



(Wednesday, April 2nd)

Final Score: Houston 3, New York 1

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Hiroki Kuroda's shutout streak against Houston ended on his second pitch of the game.

Dexter Fowler smacked a leadoff homer, a triple and scored twice as the Astros held off the New York Yankees, 3-1, in the middle test of a season-opening three-game set.

Kuroda was 4-0 with a 1.39 ERA in eight career starts against Houston and had carried a 22-inning shutout streak coming in before Fowler knocked a belt-high pitch into the Astros bullpen.

He struck again in the third when he cracked a one-out triple onto Tal's Hill in right-center and scored on Mark Teixeira's fielding error to make it 2-0.

Matt Albers worked a scoreless eighth after giving up a leadoff double to Carlos Beltran and Josh Fields pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his first save of the season and send the Yankees to their third straight 0-2 start.

Matt Dominguez also hit a solo homer for Houston, which won Monday's opener 6-2. Jarred Cosart (1-0) allowed four hits over five scoreless frames to pick up the win.

"If we keep playing together like this and keep finding ways to win games, who knows what can happen," Cosart said.

Kuroda (0-1) yielded two runs on three hits and a walk over six innings for New York. Brian Roberts went 3-for-4 in defeat.

"We haven't been able to put anything together, but this team has what it takes to play better and win ball games," Beltran said.

After leaving a runner in scoring position in the fifth and sixth innings, the Yankees finally pushed a runner across in the seventh. Brett Gardner worked a leadoff walk against Kevin Chapman and scampered to third on a Roberts base hit. He scored when pinch-hitter Yangervis Solarte grounded into a double play.

Dominguez got the run back for Houston in the bottom half when he lifted a two-out, opposite-field solo shot into the seats in right to extend the margin to 3-1.

Game Notes

Houston was 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, while New York finished 0-for-10 ... Fowler's leadoff homer was Houston's first since last Sep. 10 when Jonathan Villar hit one against Joe Saunders in Seattle.

04/03 02:39:32 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 48
MIL 51
 
1st
GSW 11
OKC 25
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
2nd
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
Half
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
Half
USF 46
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
1st
UTST 15
CALST 16
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 1
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 13