Juan Soto continues hot start as Yankees earn sweep vs. Astros

Juan Soto produced his third consecutive multi-hit game, snapping a ninth-inning deadlock with an opposite-field RBI single that pushed the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory on Sunday and a four-game series sweep of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.Soto lined a two-out, 3-2 slider from Astros closer Josh Hader (0-1) into left field, driving home Gleyber Torres with the go-ahead run. Torres reached one batter earlier with a bloop single to shallow right field and swiped second base to set the table for Soto to deliver in the clutch.Soto entered the series finale 6-for-12 with two runs, three walks and three RBIs. He went 3-for-5 on Sunday. Torres scored twice and also walked.Houston mustered some drama in the ninth against Yankees closer Clay Holmes, recording a pair of singles to open the frame only for Holmes to rally and record three consecutive outs for his third save of the series, the third out coming courtesy of a sliding grab in left field by Alex Verdugo that retired Kyle Tucker.The Yankees grabbed an early lead in the second inning on a Jose Trevina bloop single to shallow right that scored Giancarlo Stanton.The Astros pulled even at 1-1 on a Jose Altuve home run with two outs in the third inning and fashioned a two-run rally that erased a 3-1 deficit in the sixth. Houston scored all three runs off Yankees starter Clarke Schmidt, who allowed seven hits and struck out five over 5 1/3 innings.