1. Brett Gardner CF
2. Robinson Cano 2B
3. Vernon Wells LF
4. Travis Hafner DH
5. Brennan Boesch RF
6. Jayson Nix 3B
7. Lyle Overbay 1B
8. Eduardo Nunez SS
9. Austin Romine C
Andy Pettitte LHP
1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Brandon Barnes RF
3. Brandon Laird 1B
4. Chris Carter LF
5. Carlos Pena DH
6. Ronny Cedeno SS
7. Carlos Corporan C
8. Matt Dominguez 3B
9. Robbie Grossman CF
Lucas Harrell RHP
Umpires: Ed Hickox HP, Jim Wolf 1B, Cory Blaser 2B, Jim Joyce 3B
TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880
Houston, we have a problem: The Yankees are 8-1 all time vs. the Astros, winning the last seven.
Command performances: The Yankees have walked two or less in each of their last seven games.
K Korner: The Yankees have struck out at least 13 batters five times this season, including in three of the last five games.
Update, 7:18: Wondered if the Astros would get a hit tonight with this dreadful lineup. But they’ve got four hits and a 3-0 lead.
Update, 7:27: Cano singles, but Wells erases him, 6-4-3.
Update, 7:33: Hit batter, but Pettitte gets a double-play ball.
Update, 7:40: Another double play, this time Boesch hits into it. 3-0 after two.
Update, 7:50: Pettitte strands Carlos Pena at third after a two-out triple.
Update, 7:56: Lucas Harrell turns in 1-2-3 inning, has faced the minimum through three, although the Yankees have a hit and a hit batter.
Update, 8:10: Pettitte not fooling anybody, 5-0 after the two-run double by Brandon Barnes in the fourth.
Update, 8:20: Two Yankees hits, but they were sandwiched around a Cano double-play ball. End of four.
Update, 8:23: Pettitte gives up a leadoff single, then fans Pena. Adam Warren is warming up.
Update, 8:28: Double by Cedeno knocks out Pettitte. His worst start of the young year, five runs, 10 hits, 4 1/3. And it could get worse. Two are in scoring position. Warren gets the ball.
Update, 8:31: Wild pitch, 6-0.
Update, 8:34: Two-run HR for Corporan, 8-0. Yankees’ last five wins have been come from behind. This would take a lot, though.
Update, 8:39: Barnes RBI single, 9-0. Warren looking Triple-A-like.
Update, 8:48: Yankees get their fourth single and that’s it in the fifth. Pettitte, by the way, was charged with seven runs.
Update, 8:56: Warren has a good inning, 1-2-3.
Update, 9:06: Finally, a Yankees run. Wells RBI bloop single in the sixth.
Update, 9:16: Vidal Nuno making big-league debut, comes on for seventh.
Update, 9:30: Nuno gave up two hits and no runs after Corporan got tagged out to end the inning after appearing to pull a hamstring on the way to third. Harrell is finally out after giving up a single and drilling Romine in the stomach with one out in the seventh.
Update, 9:35: Another double play ends the inning. Yankees have hit into four double plays.
Update, 9:53: Attendance announced at 34,262. Looked like less. Not a lot of people left here now.
Update, 10:08: Yankees lose 9-1.