Andy Pettitte Wins First Ever Start Against Hometown Team

NEW YORK (AP) – Andy Pettitte threw 7 1-3 sharp innings in his

first career start against his hometown team, reaching a couple of

milestones and helping the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros

4-3 on Friday night.

Francisco Cervelli hit a two-out, two-run single in New York's

three-run first inning, and Mark Teixeira added an RBI single in

the fifth, also with two outs.

Pettitte allowed two earned runs and four hits against his

former team to improve to 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA in his last four

starts. The left-hander, who turns 38 on Tuesday, struck out four

after recording a season-high 10 Ks in his previous outing last

Saturday at Toronto.

Pettitte (8-1) became the third player to record 200 wins with

the Yankees.

 

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