MLB summary of May 4, 2021 in the American: Houston manhandled by the Yankees and their fans

Boos and unflattering words were rife when the Astros returned to Yankee Stadium.

The New York club put the icing on the cake by beating Houston 7-3 on Tuesday.

Giancarlo Stanton had four hits, including an astronomical two-run homerun.

This slap gave the crowd favorites a 2-1 lead in the first set.

The Astros were visiting the Bronx for the first time since the signal theft scandal came to light.

The audience numbered 10,850, the maximum currently allowed, at Yankee Stadium.

The fans spared no expense in Jose Altuve, the 2017 MVP in the American.

There were a lot of signs insulting the Astros. Around the stadium, kiosks had t-shirts and similar items; inside, security guards confiscated several inflatable bins.

Third baseman Alex Bregman opened the door for the Yankees by committing a mistake in the sixth inning.

Bregman hit a home run first, but his blunder when the score was 3-3 sank the visitors five innings later.

He took a slow roll from DJ LeMahieu with his bare hands, as the goals were filled. The ball leapt past the first pad, out of Yuli Gurriel’s reach, and three runners came in to score.

Stanton put the finishing touches with a one-run single.

The Yankees improved their record to 15-14 with a ninth victory in 12 games. The victory went to Lucas Luetge (2-0), the reverse to Brandon Bielak (1-1).

A major baseball investigation ruled that Houston stole signals en route to a World Series title in 2017. Along the way, they had sidelined the Yankees in seven games in the American Championship Series.

As for Altuve, his distinction of four years ago came at the expense of Aaron Judge, among others.

Zack Greinke needed 31 shots first, including a slow curve sent into orbit by Stanton. The latter struck to safety in 10 straight matches.

Michael Brantley of the Astros also hit the long ball.

After a 0 for 4 match, Altuve is in a nasty 1 for 24 streak.

Elsewhere in the American:

Tigers 7 – Red Sox 11

DET: Detroit has lost 6 in a row and 11 of its last 12
BOS: Xander Bogaerts, Alex Verdugo, Hunter Renfroe and Kike Hernandez have all hit homers

Rangers 6 – Twins 3 (10th round)

TEX: Kyle Gibson was making his first start against his old team. He allowed 3 points and 3 CS against 8 strikeouts.
MIN: Injured the day before, Luis Arraez was not playing. He was placed on the injured list for 7 days due to concussion symptoms

Indians 7 – Royals 3

KEY: Harold Ramirez broke the tie in the 8th inning with a double
KC: Royals let slip a 3-point lead

Rays 8 – Angels 3

TB: Austin Meadows hit 2 CC for career-high 5 points
LAA: Angels have lost 3 in a row and 9 of their last 13 to drop below .500 for the first time this season

Orioles 2 – Mariners 5

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