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Correa's dribbler boosts Astros over Yanks 5-3 in opener

By RONALD BLUM
AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - A freezing opening day at Yankee Stadium turned on a play that caused a hot argument.

Carlos Correa reached on an eighth-inning dribbler that Dellin Betances threw over first baseman Mark Teixeira as Jose Altuve scored the tiebreaking run, and the Houston Astros went on to beat the New York Yankees 5-3 Tuesday to win four straight openers for the first time in franchise history.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi argued with plate umpire Dana DeMuth that Correa should have been called out for running on the fair side of the foul line, causing Betances to throw the ball over Teixeira for an error.

After the four umpires conferred, the call was upheld and Girardi played the remainder of the game under protest. Luis Valbuena added a two-run single on Betances' 30th and final pitch for a 5-2 lead.

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