New York Yankees 16, Houston Astros 6, Final: Starlin Castro Delivers 5 RBI (Highlights)

New second-baseman Starlin Castro helped the New York Yankees to a dominating 16-6 victory against the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

  • New York Yankees 16 (1-1)
  • Houston Astros 6 (1-1)
  • AL, Final, Box Score
  • Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

“Starlin, my darlin’!”

Whether that was John Sterling’s home run call for Mr. Starlin Castro or not, I’m still not sure. The one thing I do know for sure is that he now deserves a Sterling call.

After welcoming himself to the Bronx with a two-run double in the New York Yankees season opener a day ago, Starlin Castro upped the ante tonight at Yankee Stadium.

The new Yankees’ second-baseman finished 4-for-5 with a run scored and 5 RBI. Three of those runs produced came on one swing in the 2nd-inning.

New York defeated the Houston Astros in a 16-6 slug-fest that saw multiple sticks get involved. Mark Teixeira sent a 3-run Tex-Message over the fence in the 3rd-inning and Carlos Beltran went via the solo variety in the sixth.

Michael Pineda, who wound up with the victory, didn’t fare so well in the box score. He surrendered 6 R, 3 HR, 8 H, and 5 K over 5 IP.

  • Win: Michael Pineda (1-0)
  • Loss: Colin McHugh (0-1)
  • Save: Ivan Nova (1)

New York and Houston will finish the three-game set Thursday night in the rubber-game from the Bronx.

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