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Nester Cortez tries to get the Yankees on track against the Astros

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The Houston Astros were the best of the season when Ryan Pressly allowed Aaron Hicks to make a three-run home run on Thursday and Ryne Stanek gave Aaron Judge a single on a 3-0 pitch. Continued frustrating defeat. New York Yankees Fill MLB-Best Win Total.

The Astros quickly rebounded with an impressive pitching performance, and Houston, who achieved the team's 14th no-hitter no-run, will be the third opponent to win the series from the Yankees on Sunday afternoon. Four games set in Yankee Stadium.

Houston is about to join the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox as the only opponents to steal the series from the Yankees. The Orioles held the Yankees down to one run on April 15th and 17th, and the White Sox allowed one run in a doubleheader sweep in New York on May 22nd.

Houston followed a similar formula using pitching. To silence the Yankees team, who won 15 straight wins when they made a comeback on Thursday.

On Friday, Justin Verlander allowed one run and four hits in seven innings with a 3: 1 win. A day later, Houston's pitching was even more impressive when Christian Havia hit the best 13 batters of his career in seven innings, combining Hector Neris and Presley with a no-hitter no-run.

"This just shows the team's resilience and ability to forget," said Houston manager Dusty Baker. "They are a good team. Especially here in New York, they are looking at their records. These guys they usually don't carry yesterday today. It was a terrible loss and few slept.

The Astros hit their third major no-hit no-run this season, the first no-hit no-run since Verlander achieved the feat of September 1, 2019. I released it. Javier threw the best 115 pitches of his career before Nellis worked. Presley retired Giancarlo Stanton for the final out.

"No hit no run is something special everywhere," Presley said. "The fact that it was here at Yankee Stadium-it's a really good lineup over there. They're some good batters. It's special, but in general I think it would be special if you throw a no-hit no-run.

The Yankees have suffered their fourth defeat in the season, the first since the two-game skid on May 28-29. Judges, Stanton and Anthony Rizzo combined seven strikeouts, so they struck out 15 times.

New York has become the first no-hit no-run since the six Houston pitchers joined to achieve the feat of June 11, 2003. Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson is clearly a no-hitter no-run so far, and he feels bad, but he feels good about the fact that the team hasn't changed. "

José Urquidy (6-3, 4.68 ERA), who will face the Yankees for the first time in his career, has started for Houston and is aiming for his second consecutive start of the season. Urquidy pitched 8-2 against the New York Mets on Tuesday, throwing the season's best 104 pitches and the last pitch when he allowed one run with four hits in six innings.

Nester Cortes (6-3, 2.31), who has allowed four runs in two of the last three outings, heads for the Yankees. Cortez has seen his ERA increase from 1.50 since he threw six shutout innings against the Los Angeles Angels on June 2.

Cortez allowed 4 runs and 6 hits in 41/3 innings, including the season's best 4 home runs, in a 5-4 defeat at Tampa Bay on Tuesday to coincide with the season's second shortest outing. Sometimes I threw it last. ..

Cortez has 5 career appearances (2 starts) against the Astros and is 1-1 at 9.28 ERA, but most of the damage was done in 2020 and 9 times at 12 /. I gave up the run (8 wins). 3 innings.

– Field-level media