MLB Game Summary - Houston at Chicago White Sox|
(Friday, June 8th)
Final Score: Houston 8, Chicago White Sox 3
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jed Lowrie hit a two-run homer and knocked in
three, Brian Bogusevic had a three-run blast and the Houston Astros defeated
the Chicago White Sox, 8-3, in the first of three interleague games from U.S.
Brett Wallace also homered for the Astros, who snapped a two-game slide.
Wandy Rodriguez (5-4) allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk over 5 1/3
innings to earn the win.
Gavin Floyd (4-6) gave up four runs on four hits and two walks while striking
out nine over a six-inning start for Chicago, which lost for the third time in
"When you fall behind, you give a guy the ability to sit on it and go after a
fastball. His location needs to be better when they are in hitter's counts,"
Chicago manager Robin Ventura said about Floyd.
Houston jumped out to the early lead when Jose Altuve led off the game with a
ground-rule double to left field, advanced to third on a wild pitch and came
home on Lowrie's sacrifice fly to center field.
Wallace's leadoff home run to right in the second gave the Astros a two-run
After the White Sox left the bases loaded in the third inning and stranded a
runner on second in the fourth, Houston made it a 4-0 game in the fifth when
Lowrie followed Jordan Schafer's two-out walk with a blast over the right-
Chicago was able to get on the board in the bottom of the fifth when Alejandro
De Aza led off the frame with a double, moved to third on Gordon Beckham's fly
out to left field and came home on an Adam Dunn grounder to first.
Alex Rios then started the sixth with a double to left-center field and came
home on A.J. Pierzynski's two-bagger down the first-base line. Alexei Ramirez
later singled in Pierzynski to bring the White Sox within one and knock
Rodriguez out of the game.
But Houston answered with a run in the seventh after a pair of defensive
gaffes by the White Sox.
Justin Maxwell led off the inning with a base hit off reliever Matt Thornton
and moved to third two batters later when Ramirez had a hard grounder off the
bat of Altuve skip off the tip of his glove and go into left field.
Altuve was then caught in a rundown between first and second when he was
picked off first base, but Ramirez lost track of Maxwell at third while
running down Altuve in the basepath, allowing Maxwell to cross the plate for a
Wesley Wright stranded the tying runs on second and third in the seventh
inning and Fernando Rodriguez left a man on second in the eighth before
Houston put the game away in the ninth with Bogusevic's three-run blast into
the right-field bleachers.
"We played a lot of close games this year. Early on, we were kind of on the
short end of a lot of them and it takes time to learn to do the little things
that kind of turn it in your favor," said Bogusevic.
Brett Myers worked a perfect bottom of the ninth to seal the victory for
Astros third baseman Chris Johnson left the game in the sixth inning with
stomach nausea...White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo left the game in the
sixth inning with a sore hamstring...Wandy Rodriguez has now pitched five-plus
innings in 42 straight starts...Chicago leads the all-time series between the
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