Gomez, Gattis lead Keuchel and Astros to testy rout of Yanks
NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Gomez and Evan Gattis both homered and drove in four runs, sending Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros to a 15-1 blowout of the New York Yankees that briefly got testy Tuesday night.
Keuchel (15-6) held New York scoreless for the second time this season and became the first 15-game winner in the American League.
Gomez busted out of a hitting slump along with several teammates and rankled the Yankees with his flashy style.
The center fielder jawed with players in New York's dugout after flipping his bat aside when he flied out in the sixth inning, then stood nose to nose with young catcher John Ryan Murphy before they were separated. Both benches and bullpens emptied, but the teams quickly went their respective ways without any pushing or shoving.
His next time up, Gomez launched a three-run homer into the Yankees' bullpen in right-center to cap a six-run seventh.
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