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Yankees ride power of Teixeira, Castro

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira already has found a home at Yankee Stadium. Starlin Castro seems to be settling in quite well, too.

"This is the whole package. The Yankees are the whole package," Teixeira said. "I mean once you play for the Yankees, you've kind of reached the pinnacle of Major League Baseball."

Teixeira sliced a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh and Castro connected again, sending New York past the Astros 8-5 Thursday.

The Yankees took two of three in the series against the team that beat them in the AL wild-card game in October.

Castro kept up his torrid start with a solo homer and a single off the wall, making him 7-for-12. The former Cubs infielder has eight RBIs, the most by a player in his first three games for the Yankees since the stat became official in 1920, STATS said.

Castro credited the talks he had with Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran and other new teammates in spring training with making his adjustment seamless. "You feel more comfortable to have those guys with you, and you can see it when they're hitting. You see it from the dugout, and you see their approach. I think that's a really big thing for me, and it helps me," he said.

Yankees 8

Astros 5

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