SHOCKED! after GAME played Juan Soto was fired and asked to leave the team immdiately

HOUSTON — They have played just two games in the young season, but the Yankees have wasted no time packing in the drama.

For the second time in as many days, the Yankees staged a comeback victory against the Astros, this time waiting six innings to score before clinging to a lead and then running away with it in a 7-1 win on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

On the way there, Carlos Rodon walked a tightrope in his season debut, two-way star Juan Soto survived an injury scare, Gleyber Torres did not, Oswaldo Cabrera piled up four hits and three RBIs and in the eighth inning, a nail-biter turned into a laugher.

Cabrera and Soto led the way in the late-game heroics, getting the Yankees off to a 2-0 start to the season and guaranteeing at least a split of the four-game series.

“You see all the teammates doing big things and just trying to show that we never give up,” said Cabrera, who went 2-for-4 with a game-tying home run on Opening Day.

The Yankees were held scoreless through six innings by Astros right-hander Cristian Javier before they pounced with more tough at-bats in the seventh, eighth and ninth against Houston’s bullpen.

By the end of the night, chants of “Let’s go Yankees” rang out in enemy territory.

“We’ve been trying to do that since spring training,” Soto, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk, said of the at-bat quality across the board. “We’ve been focused on taking good at-bats against everybody. Don’t give at-bats away, try to go deep [in the at-bat] and try to make the best decision at the right time. I think it’s been working so far.”

Soto also added his second defensive gem in as many days, making a terrific sliding catch in right-center field to help get out of a jam in the bottom of the seventh inning, just after the Yankees had taken a 2-1 lead.

“That guy’s pretty incredible,” Rodon said after allowing one run across 4 ¹/₃ gutsy innings. “You’d think we signed him for his defense at this point. Obviously some big hits and some big walks and then some great defensive plays. That guy’s been spectacular.”

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