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Luke Gregerson

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

There were tiny ice crystals on the infield when batting practice began. New Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro wore a balaclava. Houston ace Dallas Keuchel said the baseballs felt chalky, "like throwing a sandball."

In cold like this, the Houston Astros' opener at Yankee Stadium was destined to turn on a goofy play.

Carlos Correa started the comeback with an RBI grounder and solo homer against Masahiro Tanaka, then reached on an eighth-inning dribbler that reliever Dellin Betances threw over first baseman Mark Teixeira as Jose Altuve scored from second with the tiebreaking run. The Astros went on to beat the Yankees 5-3 Tuesday to win four straight openers...