Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in his first MLB start, as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros, 4-2, to avoid a three-game sweep.
Solarte batted ninth and played third base just one day after making his major league debut in the Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Astros on Wednesday, going 0- for-2.
Derek Jeter, Carlos Beltran and Brett Gardner each knocked in a run for the Yankees, who prevented their first 0-3 start since 2012. Ichiro Suzuki went 2- for-4 with two runs scored.
New York starter Ivan Nova (1-0) allowed two runs on six hits while walking five over 5 2/3 innings. In 2013, he went 9-6 with a 3.10 ERA in 23 games (20 starts).
Jose Altuve and Dexter Fowler had an RBI apiece for the Astros, who went 1- for-6 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven.
Brett Oberholtzer (0-1) got the start for Houston and gave up three runs on five hits while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings. He went 4-5 with a 2.76 ERA in 13 games (10 starts) last season, his first in the majors.