TAMPA— Michael Pineda gave up a first inning two-run homer to Chris Carter before settling down to strike out six while pitching into the fourth inning, and the New York Yankees rallied in the ninth to beat the Houston Astros 3-2 Saturday.
Astros starter Dallas Keuchel gave up four hits and struck out three in 4 1-3 innings. Keuchel is the likely opening-day starter for Houston.
Slade Heathcott scored the winning run on Jake Cave’s sacrifice fly.
Eddy Rodriguez tied the game with a two-run double off Astros reliever Will Harris and advanced to third on a throwing error by Andrew Aplin to set up the winning run.
Yankees relievers Justin Wilson, Andrew Miller, Andrew Bailey, Nick Rumbelow and Jacob Lindgren gave up just one hit and struck out eight over the final 5 1-3 innings.
Mark Teixeria had two hits for the Yankees.