Astros leave Chicago with their tail between their legs (Chicago, Illinois) – After yesterday’s blowout, the Chicago White Sox did not want to lose this momentum. White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon took the mound to throw out the first pitch. In the bottom of the 2nd, White Sox batter Danny Mendick hit a line drive to left field for an RBI single. In the bottom of the 3rd, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa caught a grounder that he had to reach and spin on one leg to catch, then jump and do a 180 degree turn to get the out at first base. In the bottom of the 4th, White Sox batter Yoan Moncada rocketed a ball to deep left field for a solo home run that brought the score to 2-0 White Sox.
Tim Anderson Makes History
In the bottom of the 5th inning, White Sox batter Tim Anderson hit a solo home run and is now the first player in White Sox history to have a hit and a run scored in 11 straight games. The White Sox slowly stretched the lead against the Astros to 3-0. In the bottom of the 7th, White Sox batter Adam Engel hit a ball right at the Astros pitcher, who was able to avoid the ball, but also gave Engel an RBI single. In the top of the 8th inning, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech relieved Rodon at the mound after 98 pitches. Soon after, Correa hit a fly ball to right center field and forced White Sox center fielder Billy Hamilton to make an incredible diving catch for the out. In the bottom of that inning, Moncada hit a fly ball, but Astros second baseman, Jose Altuve, made a perfect basket catch over his shoulder for the out. In the top of the 9th inning, White Sox pitcher Liam Hendriks replaced Kopech to close the game. Hendriks closed the game with a groundout and two strikeouts. The White Sox beat the Astros 4-0 in the last game of the series.
The White Sox will face the Twins tomorrow (7/19/2021) in Chicago for a double header at 11:00am and the second game at 4:10pm CST.
Astros leave Chicago with their tail between their legs