Brett Gardner belts grand slam, New York Yankees crush Houston Astros

CLEARWATER FL- FEBRUARY 25 Clint Frazier of the Yankees at bat during the spring training game between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies

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Because although you need an App to know what the Yankees roster is composed of from day to day now, the fact is that they are all wearing a major league uniform and they have made it to this level for a reason. Jordan Montgomery and Francis Martes are set to pitch on Saturday night and will be followed by a matchup between a pair of hot starters in Luis Severino and Mike Fiers on Sunday.

But the Yankees refused to be satisfied with a tie ball game.

Gurriel, who finished with three hits, ended the game when he tagged out Brett Gardner at first after the Yankees outfielder tried to get back to first base after making too wide a turn on a single to left center with two outs.

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"It's surprising", manager Joe Girardi said. "With all that we've been through, the injuries that (we) went through the last two weeks and what we all witnessed last night (right fielder Dustin Fowler suffering a catastrophic knee injury in the first inning at the Chicago White Sox), it was pretty disturbing for all of us".

Pineda is growing into the ace status he the potential he has been dubbed with last year.

Houston trailed 6-3 in the eighth before Jose Altuve walked with one out before stealing second and third and scoring on a groundout by Carlos Correa.

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McCullers had to battle throughout.

Pineda owns a dazzling 2.91 ERA and.213 batting average against at home this season, but those numbers balloon up to a 6.25 ERA and a.321 batting average against on the road this year. He betrayed that trust, imploding and earning the loss. "The consistent routine of workouts and getting your body right, a lot of athletes don't realize (to do) until it's too late". "I struggled doing that and early on, in April, I carried some of that over and I continued to try and make the big league club in the first month of the season".

Jacoby Ellsbury "drove in" a run by garnering a catcher's interference call with the bases loaded in the first game. Only three pitchers have a better ERA in the majors and two of them, Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw, have won multiple Cy Young Awards. I knew my pitch count was 92 or 93 before the at-bat.

Frazier was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 draft and commanded a franchise-record $3.5 million signing bonus from the Cleveland Indians, which convinced him to renege on his college commitment to Georgia. I still believe he wants to be known for the way that he plays, and everything that I've seen is he plays hard, and that's a real good thing.

Said Girardi, "His command has been off a little bit and we have to get him on track. I performed at every single showcase and every time a scout or a publication had a knock on me, I would work on it and come back with the the tools that were necessary".

To be sure, Brian Cashman is working overtime to shore up the team. However, Lance McCullers (back) was activated a week ago, Charlie Morton (latissimus dorsi) is due back this week and ace Dallas Keuchel (neck) and Collin McHugh (elbow) are expected back soon after the All-Star break. Musgrove was optioned on June 23 after going 4-7 with a 6.01 ERA over 13 starts with the Astros.

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