Mike Mussina has now won 10 games or more in 17 straight seasons, as his victory over the Astros Saturday night gave him win #10 two or three months before most people thought he'd have a chance to do it this season. It was the third straight victory for the Yankees, who moved three games above the .500 mark for the first time this season (let's just pretend it's April 15 and not June). The Bombers also kept pace with the Red Sox and Rays, who both won yesterday.

At first it looked like it might be a rough night for Mussina and the Yankees, as Carlos Lee put one into the seats in the 1st inning to give the Astros a 3-0 lead. Moose was excellent after that, however, allowing only three more hits and keeping the Astros scoreless over the next 5 and 1/3.

The Yankees ate away at Houston's lead in the 2nd when A-Rod led off the inning with a home run, and Giambi hit a double off the wall and would later score on a double by Melky Cabrera. The Yankees jumped ahead in the 3rd with a two-run, bases loaded single by Jose Molina after Cabrera had walked to tie the game.

The Astros would pull to within 5-4 in the 7th, but a pinch-hit, RBI single by Robinson Cano gave the Yankees some insurance in the 8th, and a two-run double by Wilson Betemit following an intentional walk to A-rod opened the gap further. 8-4 would prove to be the final as Edwar Ramirez pitched a scoreless 9th.

The Yankees will go for the sweep later this afternoon at 2:05 E.T. as Chien-Ming Wang will face Roy Oswalt in a battle of "aces." I never thought I could be so ecstatic about the idea of the Yankees being four games over .500.