Brandon McCarthy zoomed through the Astros to pitch a complete-game shutout and lead the Yankees to a 3-0 win on Thursday afternoon.
Chad Qualls wasn't used on Wednesday night not because of typical rest, but because he was dealing with back stiffness.
A string of singles in the seventh sent the Astros over the Yankees 5-2 on Wednesday and gave Houston their first ever series win at Yankee Stadium.
This series against the Yankees is the last time the Astros will face Derek Jeter. The Houston organization recognizes the significance of this.