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Move over Red Sox, here come the Astros

It goes without saying that a rivalry makes and keeps Major League Baseball (MLB) interesting. A loyal fan base has two rooting interests – their team and the hated rivals. However, a rivalry is also a double-edged sword – while it entertains, it also dwindles over a period of time. The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one such example. While it exists, it’s nowhere near its peak, especially with the departure of David Ortiz. This is not to suggest that the Yankees’ fans have nothing to look forward to. In recent years, the Yankees and their fans have learned to absolutely hate a new rival, the Houston Astros. The rivalry started when the Houston Astros moved to the American League (AL) in 2013. While the Yankees lead in the head-to-head record, it is anybody’s guess whether they will be able to retain the lead over their South Texan rivals for long.

Astros vs. Yankees - Highlights of a Budding Rivalry

September 29, 2013 – This is the day when the longest game between the Yankees and the Astros was played at Minute Maid Park. The game lasted for 3 hours and 52 minutes and was won by the Yankees 5-1. The game was tied till the thirteenth inning when the Yankees scored 4 runs in the top of the fourteenth.

2015 Wild Card Game –

The 2015 season was special for the Yankees for two reasons – First, they made the playoffs after two years and second, they did it without Derek Jeter, their longtime captain. There was however another reason for the early Yankees celebration, they got into the playoffs despite getting a tough time by the Astros during the regular season. Therefore, it was natural for the Yankees to ask the Baseball gods to not pit them against the Astros in the playoffs. It was not to be. While the Yankees had Masahiro Tanaka, he was no match for Dallas Keuchel. Interestingly, Keuchel had frustrated the Yankees with his form in the regular season too. In the post-season game, he struck out seven batters and allowed only three hits over six shutout innings, as the Yankees failed to score even a single run. The Yankees lost the game 3-0. Dallas Keuchel won the Cy Young Award of the year.

Yankees vs. Astros - Head-to-Head Record

Here is how the New York Yankees have performed against the Houston Astros.

Total Games Played Wins Losses Win-Loss % Runs Scored Runs Allowed Runs Home Win-Loss Record Away Win-Loss Record
38 23 15 .605 169 160 12-10 11-5

Hall of Famers

Babe Ruth was the greatest Yankee of all time. He hit 60 home runs in one season and overall 714 homers in his career. After Ruth, Joe DiMaggio’s name is synonymous with the franchise. DiMaggio is a Yankee icon, who had the most impressive hitting streaks in the history of baseball. Nolan Ryan is one of the greatest Houston Astros of all time. He was also one of the best pitchers in the history of the MLB. Craig Biggio was a seven time All-Star, five-time Silver Slugger and four-time Gold Glove Award winner. His number was retired by the Houston Astros in 2008.

What makes this season so special for the Astros and the Yankees fans?

For starters, both teams are young and enjoy a fiercely loyal fan base. Both play exciting, and passionate baseball, and are facing World Series droughts. Therefore, during the 2017 MLB season, the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees fans should expect some very interesting games. If you want the see the two teams play in-person then get Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees tickets now. If you are looking to attend a specific game, then do take a look at the Houston Astros and New York Yankees 2017 MLB schedule. To get the most out of your money, do not forget to consult Yankee Stadium and Minute Maid Park seating charts. Cheap Houston Astros and New York Yankees tickets are available here.

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