Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Young went 3-for-4 with the go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning, as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Friday.
New York starter Nathan Eovaldi (7-2) gave up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Dellin Betances recorded the final four outs for his fifth save of the season.
Vincent Velasquez allowed two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings for the Astros.
Velasquez was cruising along until the seventh when he gave up consecutive one-out singles to Carlos Beltran and Garrett Jones. Will Harris (4-1) took over on the mound and Young greeted him with a three-run homer. The Yankees loaded the bases later in the inning, but Mark Teixeira popped out to keep it 3-2.
Betances entered the game with a runner on first and two outs in the eighth. Luis Valbuena stole second before Evan Gattis struck out swinging.
The Astros took a 1-0 lead in the third when Hank Conger doubled and raced home on Carlos Correa's single to center.
Houston scored another run in the sixth. Jose Altuve beat out an infield single, stole second and crossed the plate on Gattis' bloop single to center.
The Astros placed pitcher Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game and recalled first baseman Jon Singleton from Triple-A Fresno ... New York outrighted pitcher Jose De Paula to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.