The Yankees' Juan Soto celebrates after hitting a solo home...

The Yankees' Juan Soto celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Astros during the seventh inning of a game Saturday in Houston. Credit: AP/Kevin M. Cox

HOUSTON — The Stro Show, Yankees edition, debuted Saturday night to overwhelmingly positive opening night reviews at Minute Maid Park.

Marcus Stroman shrugged off giving up two unearned runs in the second to provide six solid innings in which he allowed three runs (zero earned) and four hits.

And after starting slowly — as was the case in the first two games of the series — the Yankees’ offense took the stage just in time, with two standouts from the first two games again playing starring roles.

Oswaldo Cabrera continued a ridiculously torrid start with his second tying homer in three games, a two-run shot in the seventh, and Juan Soto poked a go-ahead homer later in the inning as the Yankees earned a 5-3 victory over the Astros in front of 41,247.

“Pretty fun,” Soto said of his start and the start of the Yankees, who are 3-0 for the first time since 2003.

They will try to complete the four-game sweep Sunday afternoon before beginning a three-game series against the defending National League champion Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

The Yankees, who trailed 4-0 entering the fifth inning in Thursday’s season opener and 1-0 entering the seventh inning Friday night, put themselves in a 2-0 hole after two innings and a 3-1 deficit after five innings on Saturday night. But they rallied against a leaky Astros bullpen in the seventh, with the leak started by righty Bryan Abreu.

Austin Wells, starting a second straight game at catcher and very much on his way to assuming primary backstop duties, started the rally with a walk. Cabrera turned on a 1-and-2, 97-mph fastball on the inner half and sent it into the seats in rightfield, prompting the visitor’s dugout to erupt.

Abreu picked off Trent Grisham at first after a walk, but the dugout erupted again when Soto lined a 0-and-1 slider to the opposite field into the Crawford Boxes in left for his first Yankees homer and a 4-3 lead.

“He’s going to be one of those guys I’m going to be talking about when I’m a granddad, that I got to play with him,” Stroman said of Soto. “He’s a generational talent. The way he never gives away an at-bat, it’s incredible. I feel like he never even gives away a pitch.”

Anthony Volpe’s homer — celebrated in the excited dugout by Soto most enthusiastically, it seemed — made it 5-3 in the eighth.

Between them, Cabrera and Soto are 13-for-25 with two doubles, three homers and nine RBIs in three games.

“I don’t know how to describe that,” Cabrera, who got hot at the end of spring training, said of the confidence he’s bringing into the batter’s box. “I feel really good.”

Of Soto and his approach, Aaron Boone said: “He’s a killer.”

The Yankees’ bullpen, thought to be a strength entering the season, has been terrific the first three games.

Ian Hamilton struck out two in two scoreless innings in which he did not allow a hit or a walk. Clay Holmes, bailed out by Soto’s throw to the plate to keep the tying run from scoring in the ninth on Opening Day, hit Jeremy Pena with two outs in the ninth but otherwise had an easy inning in earning save No. 2.

Stroman, the former Patchogue-Medford High School star, threw 101 pitches, only 58 of them strikes. But the righthander, who brought a 3.65 career ERA through nine big-league seasons into the night, did what he’s done more often than not throughout that time, keeping his team in the game and giving it length.

After a one-out throwing error by Cabrera in the second, Stroman allowed a two-out, two-run double by Mauricio Dubon over Soto’s head in rightfield.

A throwing error by Volpe as he relayed to Stroman on a potential inning-ending 3-6-1 double play made it 3-1 in the fifth. Stroman also committed a throwing error on the play, but that didn’t prove costly.

Stroman, signed to a two-year, $37 million free-agent contract in January, said he felt “a bunch of anxiety” in advance of the start, adding, “I didn’t sleep much. I didn’t eat much, but it felt good to get out there and get a win and get the job done.”

Stroman — an inveterate reader — relaxed himself before the game in the clubhouse by reading “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra.

Once the game started, what helped Stroman relax most of all was the knowledge that the Yankees’ lineup likely wasn’t going to be held in check for the full nine.

“My biggest thing out there was just trying to keep it at three runs,” he said. “Because with this lineup, anybody can strike at any time. So keeping it [damage] at a minimum going into that sixth inning, I knew that we would have a chance later in the game. Cabrera’s been swinging the bat incredible and Soto, he’s incredibly tough to deal with, so a lot of faith in these guys.”

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