HOUSTON — Derek Jeter began the first game of his final season by getting plunked with a pitch. The Astros then beat up on CC Sabathia even worse, ensuring the captain's farewell tour would start with a Yankees loss.
Jesus Guzman and L.J. Hoes homered off Sabathia to help the Astros roll to a 6-2 win on Tuesday night.
"Trying to get your first win, your first hit, your first run, anything is kind of difficult to do," Jeter said. "The first, sometimes, is tough to come by."
Jeter was hit on the left arm by Scott Feldman in his first at-bat and ended 1-for-3 with a single. The 13-time All-Star who helped New York to five World Series titles announced in February we would retire after his 20th season.
"I was a little extra anxious because I hadn't played in a while, but when I got hit, I think that actually helped," said Jeter, who missed most of last season with injuries.
Newcomer Dexter Fowler had two doubles as Houston jumped on Sabathia for six runs in the first two innings.