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Harris gives up 3-run homer to Young and New York Yankees get 3-2 win over Houston Astros

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HOUSTON — has been Houston's best reliever this season. One pitch on Friday night sent him to his first loss of the year.

smacked a go-ahead, three-run homer off Harris among three other hits in his hometown, lifting the New York Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Astros.

New York managed just three hits through the first six innings and trailed 2-0 before and had back-to-back singles with one out in the seventh to chase Houston rookie starter Vince Velasquez.

He was replaced by Harris (4-1), who was greeted with Young's shot to the Crawford Boxes in left field to put the Yankees on top.

"Will's been fantastic," manager said of Harris, who has a 1.03 ERA. "He had one bad pitch in about a month."

Harris, who has allowed just four runs all season, lamented the pitch to Young.

"I made a bad pitch and he did what he was supposed to do with it and that was the ballgame," Harris said. "No excuses, just made a bad pitch, guy hit it out."

Young, who extended his hitting streak to a season-best nine games Friday, has nine homers, 33 RBIs and 14 multihit games in 25 career games at Minute Maid Park.

"You've got to watch out for those guys," Hinch said of guys playing in their hometowns. "He's always hit well. I was with him at Arizona; he loved coming to Minute Maid ... we've got to figure him out the next two days because we're still in Houston and he's still from here."

(7-2), who grew up just outside of Houston in Alvin, Texas, yielded five hits and two runs with six strikeouts in six innings to give him a career-high seven wins.

had a run-scoring single in the third inning for Houston and an RBI single by made it 2-0 in the sixth.

struck out the side in the seventh for New York for his 13th straight scoreless appearance and struck out two in 1 1/3 innings for his fifth save. Betances leads all relievers in the majors with 61 strikeouts.

Velasquez, who was making his fourth career start, allowed five hits and two runs in a season-high 6 1/3 innings.

"Just a really, really good start to build on for him," Hinch said. "That's his best outing, his best stuff in his major league career."

singled with one out in the sixth inning and stole second base on a strikeout by . It was the first time a runner stole a base with Eovaldi on the mound since June 13, 2014, and it was Altuve's American League-leading 21st steal.

Altuve made it 2-0 when he scored on a bloop single by Gattis that dropped in between , and in shallow center field as both Drew and Gregorius fell to the ground trying to catch it.

Young singled in the fifth, but the Yankees couldn't do anything else in that inning. singled with one out in the sixth before grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Jones robbed of a hit when he slid on his knees for a catch for the last out of the fourth inning.

Gardner continued his recent hot hitting with a double off the wall in center field with two outs in the third, but Velasquez retired Headley to end the threat. Gardner had two hits Friday night and has three doubles, one triple, four homers and 10 RBIs in his last eight games.

hit a one-out double in the third inning and scored on a single by Correa with two outs to make it 1-0.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: CF , out since May 19 with a sprained right knee, was traveling to Houston on Friday. Manager said he'll work out on Saturday and the team would decide whether he's ready to go on a rehabilitation assignment. Girardi said the Yankees need to see him run at 100 percent before he can be sent out.

Astros: Right-handed reliever went on the disabled list Friday with a pinched nerve in his neck. ... RHP , who had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on May 29, felt good after throwing off the mound in a bullpen session on Thursday. "Actually he felt better than he expected and that's a positive sign," Hinch said. "He's making strides."

UP NEXT

New York's (4-3) opposes left-hander (2-1) when the series continues Saturday. Tanaka will be pitching on extended rest of five days after tying career highs by allowing seven runs and 10 hits in a loss to Detroit on June 21.

PHOTO: Houston Astros' Hank Conger (16) slides safely across home plate as New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann reaches to tag him during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 26, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' Hank Conger (16) slides safely across home plate as New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann reaches to tag him during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 26, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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PHOTO: New York Yankees' Chris Young, right, is congratulated as he returns to the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 26, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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