Astros take the 4th and sweep the series (Houston, Texas) -The first pitch was tossed out by Astro’s pitcher, Lance McCullers Jr. to an uneventful 3 and out. In the bottom of the 1st White Sox pitcher, Dallas Keuchel, threw to the center of Abraham Toro’s strike zone that resulted in an easy RBI single for the Astros batter. The score was 1-0, Astros, in the bottom of the 1st. White Sox batter, Jake Lamb, crushed one of McCullers changeups for a two-run homer in the top of the 2nd.
A Long 3rd Inning
Astro’s batter, Yordan Álvarez, hit a two- run single on Keuchel which brought the score to 3-2, Astros. Astro’s batter, Taylor Jones, then made contact on one of Keuchel’s low curveballs and gave him an RBI double that brought the score to 4-2 Astros. Astro’s batter, Jose Altuve, walked in a run to continue Houston’s momentum. The Chicago White Sox decided to relieve Keuchel and try to stop the Astro’s momentum with White Sox pitcher, Matt Foster, at the mound. The White Sox continued to struggle getting out of the long 3rd inning with Foster, who walked Astro’s batter, Chas McCormick, for an RBI in the bottom of the 3rd for a score of 6-2 Astros.
A Sweep in Houston
In the bottom of the 4th Astros batter, Carlos Correa, caught Foster throwing a slow lob down the center of the strike zone that resulted in a solo home run. Astros led the White Sox 7-2 in the bottom of the 4th. White Sox pitcher, Zach Burdi, replaced Foster at the mound in the bottom of the 5th. Burdi let Astro’s batter, Michael Brantley, hit an RBI single that skipped right past him, and White Sox second baseman, Danny Medick. In the bottom of the 5th the score was 8-2 Astros. The game then went 3.5 innings without another run by either team. The Astros won 8-2 and also won the 4-game series.
The Chicago White Sox will be playing at the Pittsburgh Pirates stadium this Tuesday (6/22/21) at 6:05 pm CST.
Astros take the 4th and sweep the series