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Yankees' Jayson Nix hits an RBI single to score Ichiro Suzuki in the first inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Yankees vs. Astros

The Yankees defeated the Houston Astros, 5-4, in the rubber game game of a three-game set Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Erik Bedard delivers in
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Erik Bedard delivers in the first inning against the Yankees in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki runs to third base on
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Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki runs to third base on his triple in the first inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Yankees' Ben Francisco hits a home run to
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Yankees' Ben Francisco hits a home run to left in the third inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

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Fans reach for the home run ball hit
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Fans reach for the home run ball hit by Yankees' Ben Francisco as Houston Astros' Brandon Barnes reaches in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Yankees' Robinson Cano homers to right in the
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Yankees' Robinson Cano homers to right in the third inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Houston Astros starting pitcher Erik Bedard reacts as
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Erik Bedard reacts as Yankees' Ben Francisco rounds the bases after his homer in the third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Yankees' Robinson Cano watches his home-run hit to
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Yankees' Robinson Cano watches his home-run hit to right in the third inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki triples to deep right center
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Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki triples to deep right center in the first inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

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Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps delivers in the
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Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps delivers in the first inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Yankees' Jayson Nix hits an RBI single to
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Yankees' Jayson Nix hits an RBI single to score Ichiro Suzuki in the first inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps delivers in the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps delivers in the first inning against the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Houston Astros starting pitcher Erik Bedard delivers against
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Erik Bedard delivers against the Yankees in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (May 1, 2013)

Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros throws
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Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros throws to first base in a failed attempt at a fifth-inning double play after forcing out Travis Hafner during a game at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

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Eduardo Nunez is tagged out by Carlos Pena
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Eduardo Nunez is tagged out by Carlos Pena #12 of the Houston Astros during a sixth-inning rundown between third and home plate during a game at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

Matt Dominguez #30 of the Houston Astros attempts
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Matt Dominguez #30 of the Houston Astros attempts to throw out Ichiro Suzuki in the fifth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

Jayson Nix connects on a fifth-inning infield RBI
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Jayson Nix connects on a fifth-inning infield RBI single during a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

Ichiro Suzuki celebrates his third-inning run with Brennan
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Ichiro Suzuki celebrates his third-inning run with Brennan Boesch during a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

Ichiro Suzuki rounds third base to score a
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Ichiro Suzuki rounds third base to score a third-inning run during a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

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Travis Hafner follows through on a third-inning RBI
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Travis Hafner follows through on a third-inning RBI base hit during a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

Ichiro Suzuki beats the throw to Houston Astros
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Ichiro Suzuki beats the throw to Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Pena for a first-inning infield single during a game at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

Philip Humber #59 of the Houston Astros delivers
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Philip Humber #59 of the Houston Astros delivers a pitch during a game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

Hiroki Kuroda looks at the ball in the
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Hiroki Kuroda looks at the ball in the first inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

Corban Joseph, who was promoted to fill a
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Corban Joseph, who was promoted to fill a vacant spot on the 40-man left with Kevin Youkilis on the disabled list, looks on during a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

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Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch in the first
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Hiroki Kuroda delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 30, 2013)

Jose Altuve celebrates after scoring in the fourth
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Jose Altuve celebrates after scoring in the fourth inning of a game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (April 29, 2013)

Andy Pettitte hands the ball to manager Joe
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Andy Pettitte hands the ball to manager Joe Girardi as he leaves the game in the fifth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29, 2013)

Brett Gardner can't come up with a ball
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Brett Gardner can't come up with a ball hit for a seventh inning single by Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29, 2013)

Jayson Nix looks on after grounding out to
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Jayson Nix looks on after grounding out to end the sixth inning with the bases loaded during a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29, 2013)

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Brett Gardner can't come up with a ball
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Brett Gardner can't come up with a ball hit for a third-inning triple by Carlos Pena #12 of the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29, 2013)

Eduardo Nunez commits a fielding error in the
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Eduardo Nunez commits a fielding error in the ninth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29, 2013)

Ronny Cedeno #13 of the Houston Astros tags
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Ronny Cedeno #13 of the Houston Astros tags out Travis Hafner to complete a second-inning double play during a game at Yankee Stadium. (April 29 2013)

Austin Romine prepares to play against the Houston
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Austin Romine prepares to play against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29 2013)

Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch during a game
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Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch during a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29 2013)

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Lucas Harrell #64 of the Houston Astros delivers
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Lucas Harrell #64 of the Houston Astros delivers a pitch during a game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (April 29 2013)

Andy Pettitte talks on the mound with Austin
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Andy Pettitte talks on the mound with Austin Romine during the first inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29 2013)

Andy Pettitte looks on in the first inning
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Andy Pettitte looks on in the first inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29 2013)

Andy Pettitte looks at the ball after surrendering
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Andy Pettitte looks at the ball after surrendering a first-inning run during a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29 2013)

Andy Pettitte talks on the mound with teammate
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Andy Pettitte talks on the mound with teammate Austin Romine and pitching coach Larry Rothschild during the first inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (April 29 2013)

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