Yankees 2, Astros 1
HOUSTON — Yankees starter Michael Pineda surrendered a leadoff home run but that was all in seven innings. Pineda gave up five hits and struck out eight. Chase Headley led off the eighth with a single and scored on a double by Austin Romine to take a 2-1 lead. Alex Rodriguez was out of New York's lineup for a third straight game as he remains mired in a slump. Rodriguez came into Monday's game 4-for-31 with one home run in July and batting .206 this season with nine home runs and 29 RBIs.