Grapefruit League

Teixeira, Castro Go Deep Again As Yankees Defeat Astros

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira already has found a home at Yankee Stadium. Starlin Castro seems to be settling in quite well, too.

"This is the whole package. The Yankees are the whole package," Teixeira said. "I mean once you play for the Yankees, you've kind of reached the pinnacle of Major League Baseball."

Teixeira sliced a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning and Castro connected again, sending New York past the Houston Astros 8-5 Thursday.

The Yankees took two of three in the season-opening series against the team that beat them in the AL wild-card game last October. The game began 12 minutes late because of rain, and the...