Late surge leads Yankees past sloppy Astros

Oswaldo Cabrera went 4-for-5 with three RBIs as the New York Yankees followed a two-run seventh inning with a four-run eighth to top the host Houston Astros 7-1 on Friday.New York’s Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Giancarlo Stanton hit a 419-foot homer to left-center in the ninth.Cabrera and Soto teamed to rally the Yankees past the Astros in the latter innings for the second time in as many games.On Friday, Cabrera delivered an RBI single off Astros reliever Tayler Scott (0-1) with one out in the seventh that knotted the score at 1-1 two batters before Soto greeted Houston right-hander Rafael Montero with a bases-loaded walk that forced home Austin Wells.The Yankees capitalized on the Astros’ shaky defense an inning later.Anthony Rizzo scored on a throwing error by Houston shortstop Jeremy Pena that lifted the Yankees to a 3-1 lead just before Astros reliever Parker Mushinski fielded a sacrifice bunt from Wells only to throw wildly past Jose Altuve covering first base. Alex Verdugo scored on the second Houston error of the frame, and Cabrera followed with a two-run single that drove home Anthony Volpe and Wells.