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Boone said. “Feel like his game plan he formulates is strong and he’s committed to it. I think he knows how to get himself ready for games, mentally and physically.

“He’s got pretty special physical tools to go out there and deliver, but I just think all those that kind of process approach, how to get ready, experience of facing pitchers and how he processes that kind of informatio­n, I think are all really good and really advanced things that he does,” Boone added. “I’m certainly not surprised by these results, because I feel like this has been really kind of brewing for the last year and a half. He just hasn’t been able to be on the field enough to just see it manifests other than obviously late last year, and obviously what he did in the playoffs.”

Aaron Hicks, hitting right-handed, blooped a ball the other way, scoring the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth. It was Hicks’ second hit of the game a much needed night for the center fielder who has been scrappling lately. Hicks came into the game on a 3-for his last 40 atbat slump. With a double in the sixth, Hicks had his fourth multihit game of the season.

“I do feel like in the last week, it has been better. It’s been starting

to see those easy takes that he has when he’s right. And I think that’s the biggest thing for all hitters, but especially Aaron,” Boone said. “What he’s so good at and what makes him a really good offensive player is his ability control zone. I think he’s left the zone, probably

in a little bit of chasing a result and wanting to do well.”

That offense helped carry Jordan Montgomery, who struggled in the fourth. The Astros led off the inning with three straight singles off the lefty. Correa’s fielder’s choice and Aledmys Diaz’s

double each brought in a run. Yuli Gurriel’s double brought in a run, but a terrific defensive play from Gardner, Gio Urshela and Gary Sanchez stopped another from scoring on that play.

Montgomery, who had struggled with rough first innings in his last two starts, had cruised until that fourth inning when the heart of the Astros lineup got to see him a second time around. He allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. Aaron Boone sent him out to pitch a clean sixth.

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GETTY Yankee fans again share their feelings about Astros sign-stealing scandal on Wednesday night at Stadium.

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