Astros Light Up Sabathia to Win Season Opener
(HOUSTON) — The Houston Astros scored six runs in the first two innings off CC Sabathia en route to a 6-2 season opening win over the New York Yankees Tuesday.
Jesus Guzman started the scoring for Houston when he blasted a two-run home run off Sabathia in the first inning. L.J. Hoes continued with the long ball theme in the second, when he also hit a two-run blast.
“This entire spring leading up to Opening Day, we built that vibe up where these guys are confident, they’re playing with a lot of energy, focus,” Astros skipper Bo Porter said. “The attention to detail is outstanding. Everybody wants to get out to a good start.”
Sabathia (0-1) finished pitching six innings, allowing eight hits, six runs and one walk while striking out six.
“It got out of hand early,” Sabathia said. “I’ve got 34 — hopefully more — starts left. I’m definitely not going to pitch like I did tonight in the first two innings. I know I can pitch. I love to get guys out. I feel great, so no, I’m not going to beat myself up over this.”
Astros starter Scott Feldman (1-0) pitched 6.2 innings, allowing two hits, no runs, two walks while striking out three in the win.
Dexter Fowler started his career in Houston well, going 2 for 4 with two runs scored in the win.
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