Clint Frazier Hits HR In Major League Debut

News of Frazier’s impending call up was first delivered by a Pawtucket Times reporter via Twitter, who overheard the right-handed hitting outfielder on his cell phone, saying he’d be in Houston on Saturday. Harris gave up a grand slam to Didi Gregorius in the inning. Yuli Gurriel’s two-out, two-run double on a 100-mph fastball from Aroldis Chapman capped a four-run eighth for Houston that erased the Yankees’ 6-3 lead.Carlos Beltran walked and was replaced by pinch-runner Josh Reddick, who reached second on an error by first baseman Chris Carter before stealing third.There was a full count when Gurriel shot a grounder down the left field line to send both runners home and put Houston on top 7-6.”I knew we’d be exhausted but it turned out to be a great game, ” said Brett Gardner, whose third career grand slam in the seventh capped a three-hit, six-RBI night before 40,024 fans. “I’ve got a good feeling for him tonight”. So of course, Astros leadoff man George Springer skied one to right with the roof closed. “I think he might”. Brett Gardner singled with two outs but had thoughts about stretching it into a double and was thrown out at first after taking too wide of a turn.IF Norichika Aoki made his first career pitching appearance, allowing three runs on one hit and two walks while working the ninth inning.Frazier’s sixth-inning double helped jump-start a five-run inning that turned a 2-0 deficit into a 5-2 lead.Rookie Jordan Montgomery yielded five hits and three runs in 5 1/3 innings. NY logged nine hits and three BB with Clint Frazier going deep and scoring twice while Didi Gregorius homered, knocked in four and scored two times.Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn’t get in bed until about 6:30 a.m. Friday.The Yankees came right back in the sixth.Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel (pinched nerve in neck) played catch on Saturday, but the Astros still don’t have a timetable for when he’ll begin throwing off the mound. Gary Sanchez is serving as the team’s DH and hitting third against righty Francis Marte. Fresno manager Tony DeFrancesco will fill in while he’s out.The grand slam by Gregorius followed to put NY on top 5-2 and give them a grand slam in two straight games after Gardner hit one in a 13-4 win on Friday.New York are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and the over is 10-4 in New York last 14 Sunday games while New York are 5-12 in their last 17 overall.Astros: Mike Fiers (5-3, 3.98 ERA) is scheduled to start for Houston on Sunday.