The Indians took three of four and the Astros won two of three, sending the second-place Yankees into Thursday’s off-day with five losses in their last seven games. The Yankees scored 20 runs in the three-game sweep of the Twins, but managed only 18 runs over the past seven games. Michael Pineda is pulled from Wednesday’s matinee in the fifth inning after giving up five runs.
- Gattis’ second-inning shot gave the Astros a 1-0 lead, while McHugh followed the lead of fellow starters Scott Feldman and Dallas Keuchel, who had combined for 15 scoreless innings in the first two games of the series.
- who missed the past 25 games with a right flexor forearm muscle strain — was also part of the problem Tuesday, turning a tight one-run game into a five-run spread as the Astros walloped him for four runs in the fourth.
- The loss closed out a disappointing home stand for the Yankees, who finished 5-5 despite sweeping three straight from the Twins at the outset.