Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Yankees beat Astros 1-0 with a 'no-hits' ninth inning walk-off rally (VIDEO)

Carlos Beltran lofted a sacrifice fly to deep center field off Chad Qualls in the bottom of the ninth inning, driving home Brett Gardner with the only run of the game as the New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros, 1-0, on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

Nothing exceptional except the that the Yankees did it with a "no-hits" ninth-inning rally for the walk-off victory.
The Yankees scored the winning run on 3 walks and a sac fly for the dramatic win after an old-fashioned pitching duel between Nathan Eovaldi and Scott Feldman.

The Yankees' Eovoldi blanked the Astros over eight innings of four-hit ball, striking out seven around three walks, while Feldman held the home team to six singles over eight scoreless innings, walking none and striking out six.

Oliver Perez issued the three walks (one intentional) and threw a wild pitch in the ninth, loading the bases and prompting Houston to call upon losing pitcher Qualls.

"We've got guys who don't chase out of the zone," Yankees catcher Brian McCann said after the game. "We're going to make you throw strikes. We were able to get three walks in the ninth, and Carlos with the big hit."

Beltran — who became only the sixth player in MLB history to play 1,ooo games in both the American and National League, credited the "no  hits" rally to plate discipline.

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