(Sunday, June 28)
NEW YORK YANKEES
Final Score: Houston 3, New York 1
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Collin McHugh tossed eight outstanding innings and Evan Gattis delivered a tie-breaking RBI triple in the seventh that lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-1 triumph over the New York Yankees. Gattis’ shot off the left-center field wall off Michael Pineda plated Carlos Correa and snapped a 1-1 tie, while rewarding McHugh (9-3) for an effort in which he yielded just two hits and notched eight strikeouts. Correa doubled twice and a scored pair of runs, having previously rounded the bases on a two-base error from Brett Gardner after the rookie’s fly ball in the fourth inning dropped in between the New York center fielder and teammate Garrett Jones. Pineda (8-5) registered his first career complete game in a losing cause, with the right-hander reached for three runs — two earned — and fanning eight without a walk over eight innings.
NEW YORK METS
Final Score: New York 2, Cincinnati 1 (13 innings) (Game 1) Final Score: New York 7, Cincinnati 2 (Game 2)
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Steven Matz got his heralded prospect status because of his arm, but it was his bat that stole the show on Sunday. Matz went 3-for-3 with four RBI in his MLB debut as the New York Mets dispatched the Cincinnati Reds, 7-2, in the series finale at Citi Field. He also was excellent on the mound for the Mets, who swept the Reds after a 13- inning win earlier in the day that completed Saturday’s rain-shortended contest. Matz (1-0), who became the first pitcher in MLB history to record four RBI in his debut, gave up two runs, solo homers to Brandon Phillips and Todd Frazier, with six strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings of work. In the first game, Lucas Duda’s fielder’s choice grounder in the 13th inning gave the Mets a 2-1 win over the Reds in the continuation of Saturday’s weather- shortened game. Saturday’s tilt went into a rain delay at the end of the sixth with the game tied at 1-1.