Astros-Yankees game postponed; doubleheader on Sunday

Rays 5, Red Sox 4: Alex Cobb (3-3) took a one-hit shutout into the seventh before tiring and gave up four runs - three earned - and three hits in 61/3 innings.

After they barely missed the playoffs last season, the Astros are off to an MLB-best 24-11 start.

Brian McCann provided all the offense the Astros would need on the night, taking his former team's talented young left handed starter Jordan Montgomery (who was quite impressive overall on the night, truth be told) deep into the second deck with two men aboard in the top of the fourth.

Ellsbury stole second, putting the tying runs in scoring position for Sanchez, who lashed a ground single to left. Last season, he had some trouble limiting the walks (5.00 BB/9 IP) but that's not the case so far in 2017: 2.42 BB/9 IP after tonight's outing.

Eddie Butler fired six shutout innings and won his first big league start of the year, lifting Chicago over St Louis at Busch Stadium.

Dansby Swanson and Emilio Bonifacio hit back-to-back singles in the eighth, but Will Harris struck out three of the next four batters to escape the jam.

The Yankees (21-12) have lost three in a row, while the Astros (25-11) improved to 10-2 in their last 12 games, including five victories in a row. Tommy La Stella belted the third. The Astros took a 1-0 lead when he scored on a double by George Springer.

Hosmer's one-out double off Vidal Nuno (1-0) was his second hit. Some of the Sports Channels they have access to include Fox Sport 1 and 2, YES Network.

Don't you just love waking up to postponement news? Mike Foltynewicz (0-4, 4.55) will try and bounce back and get his first win this season after allowing nine hits and seven runs — both season highs — in four innings of a 10-0 loss to St. Louis in his last outing. This season he has 43 strikeouts and has walked five. Past year the Chicago Cubs had five losing streaks of at least four games. They mustered just four hits in the first eight innings. Brandon Kintzler pitched the ninth inning to pick up his ninth save. NY avoided being shut out for the first time when Didi Gregorius singled in a run the ninth, but the game ended with Ronald Torreyes striking out. McCullers made his only career start against the Yankees on July 27 in Houston when he struck out 10 over six innings of a 4-1 win while opposing Masahiro Tanaka. Judge struck out swinging and the hopes of Yankees getting a run seemed pretty dim.

Tyler Flowers slugged a two-run homer and tied his career high with four RBIs to lead Atlanta over Miami at Marlins Park. Jose Urena (1-1) gave up two runs in six innings. The Braves snapped a six-game losing streak in a battle between the two bottom teams in the National League East. McCullers was excellent, allowing just four hits (three of them singles) while striking out seven and walking none.

Milwaukee closer Neftali Feliz (0-4) came on in the ninth, but managed to get only one out.

American League Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello (2-5) allowed five runs (three earned) and nine hits in six innings.

He fell behind in the first when Correa lined a two-run drive over the wall in right-center, making the Astros star 6 for 9 with three home runs against the right-hander. He also gave up a home run for the first time in 17 2/3 innings when McCann connected.

Dodgers 6, Rockies 2: Clayton Kershaw pitched his way out of trouble time after time over seven solid innings, Chase Utley had a two-run triple as part of a five-run second and Los Angeles beat N.L. West-leading Colorado in Denver. The right field porch was a friendly confine and in the Bronx as a Yankee the Houston Astros catcher hit 46 of his 69 home runs.

  • Julie Sanders