HOUSTON — Sonny Gray was much improved but the New York offense was shut down by a stellar performance from Charlie Morton. In today’s series opener, the Yankees fell to the Astros, 2-1, at Minute Maid Park.
This ended a nine-game winning streak for the Yankees, which dated back to an April 21 win over the Blue Jays.
Morton was dominant all night, giving up just one run while striking out ten Yankees. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, before Austin Romine ended his bid with a single down the right field line.
Aided by three Houston relievers, the Bombers were unable to get in a rhythm all night against the Astros’ pitching stuff.