1. Brett Gardner CF
2. Ichiro Suzuki LF
3. Robinson Cano 2B
4. Travis Hafner DH
5. Brennan Boesch RF
6. Jayson Nix 3B
7. Lyle Overbay 1B
8. Eduardo Nunez SS
9. Chris Stewart C
Hiroki Kuroda RHP
1. Robbie Grossman CF
2. Jose Altuve 2B
3. Jason Castro C
4. Carlos Pena 1B
5. Chris Carter DH
6. Rick Ankiel RF
7. Matt Dominguez 3B
8. Brandon Barnes LF
9. Marwin Gonzalez SS
Philip Humber RHP
Umpires: Jim Wolf HP, Cory Blaser 1B, Jim Joyce 2B, Ed Hickox 3B
TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880
Weather: clear, cool
No power outage: Yankees come in No. 1 in the AL in homers with 35 despite all the injuries. They are tied for second in the majors with the Rockies, one behind the Braves.
Look out for No. 24, Humber: Robinson Cano leads the AL with a .397 average vs. righties.
Update, 7:20: Kuroda pitches out of a first-and-third, one-out problem. We’ll see if the Yankees can hit Humber like everyone else does. Amazing he pitched a perfect game a year ago this month.
Update, 7:32: Yankees strike first, and it’s Hafner with the RBI single. Brandon Barnes made a nice diving try, but it was trapped. 1-0 after one.
Update, 7:49: Astros had bases loaded on two walks and a double with two outs. Kuroda hasn’t been that sharp. But he pitches out of trouble again, getting Altuve 6-4.
Update, 8:02: No clutch hitting in the second by Gardner. Pops out after two-out hits by Nunez and Stewart, who reached on a bunt single.
Update, 8:09: Kuroda running up the pitch count. First and second, no one out in third, at 58 pitches, 33 strikes, 25 balls.
Update, 8:14: Looked like blown call at first on potential double-play ball. First and third, two outs.
Update, 8:16: Kuroda gets out of it, bouncer to second. But he’s at 67 pitches in three innings.
Update, 8:29: Hafner has been a great pickup so far, another RBI single, 2-0 after three.
Update, 8:35: Six-pitch fourth for Kuroda, very timely.
Update, 8:39: Humber gets the Yankees 1-2-3.
Update, 8:52: Stewart throws out Altuve trying to steal, ending another scoreless inning.
Update, 9:00: Boesch beats out a possible double-play ball, 3-0.
Update, 9:04: Infield hit for Nix, 4-0.
Update, 9:10: 1-2-3 sixth for Kuroda. I believe he’s at 96 pitches.
Update, 9:21: Yankees runner on third, no outs, can’t score. Not an offensive juggernaut. But they have enough to win with this staff.
Update, 9:28: Kuroda makes it through 108 pitches and seven innings, no runs, four hits.
Update, 9:30: Wesley Wright comes on for Houston.
Update, 9:44: Robertson on for the eighth.
Update, 9:52: Chris Carter breaks up the shutout, two-run homer.
Update, 9:58: Overbay HR No. 4, 5-2.
Update, 9:59: Nunez now three hits, maybe a good sign. He started the night at .169.
Update, 10:02: Stewart RBI single, 6-2.
Update, 10:13: Third RBI single for Hafner, 7-2.
Update, 10:31: Yankees win 7-4. Rivera 10 for 10 in saves.