Yankees takeaways from Sunday’s 6-1 win at Astros, including Jasson Dominguez’s game-changing home run


Sep 3, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jasson Dominguez (89) hits a home run during the sixth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 3, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jasson Dominguez (89) strikes a crowning achievement throughout the 6th inning versus the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Compulsory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports/ © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Jasson Dominguez‘s 2nd MLB crowning achievement put the Yankees ahead for excellent in a 6-1 win at the Astros, which protected an uncommon three-game sweep of Houston for New York.

Four things to understand from Sunday’s video game

1. Dominguez has remaining power. After his first-pitch crowning achievement off Justin Verlander in Friday’s 6-2 win to open the series, Dominguez completed how he began by releasing the game-changing crowning achievement as the Yankees (68-69) swept the Astros (77-61) and inch better to.500

With DJ LeMahieu on 2nd following a one-out RBI double that scored Oswaldo Cabrera and connected the Yankees at 1-1 in the seventh inning, Dominguez got Aaron Judge After Judge’s strikeout swinging for the 2nd out of the frame, Dominguez switched on Cristian Javier‘s 1-0 slider at 80 miles per hour and sent out a moonshot down the right-field line to put the Yankees up 3-1.

Dominguez, who batted 3rd for the 2nd straight video game after doing so and going 1 for 5 in Saturday’s 5-4 win, is here to remain as the Yankees’ centerfielder.

2. To Dominguez’s credit, Javier (9-3, 4.65 ERA) mostly restricted the Yankees up until the long ball. Javier enabled 3 operate on 4 hits while starting out 8 and strolling 3 in 6 innings. Through the 5th, Javier held New York scoreless on one hit and retired 13 directly. Cabrera’s one-out single in the 6th broke the spell, and LeMahieu transformed prior to Dominguez broke through to put the Yankees ahead and stun the Astros.

3. For great procedure, Gleyber Torres fired up a three-run ninth inning that extended the Yankees’ cushion to 4-1. Torres’ 24 th homer of the season, a solo shot into the left-center train tracks off Jose Urquidy that got Dominguez’s leadoff flyout to Jose Altuve Anthony Volpe singled, and Austin Wells‘ 2nd MLB hit after Friday’s first-career single– an RBI double in the right-center space– pressed the Yankees’ cause 5-1. Oswald Peraza got Everson Pereira‘s strikeout swinging and lined a two-out RBI double down the left-field line to polish off a three-run ninth and the Yankees’ 6-1 last.

4. While the success were headlined the story from the series-sweeping win, Michael King( 4-5, 2.88 ERA) is worthy of credit for keeping the Astros peaceful. In his 4th start of the season, he permitted one operate on 5 hits over 5 innings while starting out 4 and strolling one. Fellow righties in the bullpen– Tommy Kahnle( 2), Jonathan Loaisiga ( one) and Clay Holmes( one)– brought the Yankees house with a combined scoreless last 4 frames. Just Loaisiga enabled hits (2) as the Yankees restricted the Astros to 7 all night.


What’s next

The Yankees are off Monday. They go back to Yankee Stadium for a six-game homestand that begins with Tuesday’s 7: 05 p.m. opener versus the Detroit Tigers The very first of a three-game set sees Gerrit Cole(12 -4, 2.95 ERA) take the mound for the Yankees.

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