White Sox suffer blow-out loss on the road against Astros (Houston, Texas) – The first pitch was thrown in Houston’s Minute Maid Park by Astros’ pitcher Jose Urquildy. Urquildy quickly retired the first three White Sox batters which set the tone for the game. White Sox pitcher, Dylan Cease, took the mound and quickly gave up a 3-run home run to Astros’ left fielder, Michael Brantley. At the top of the 3rd inning, White Sox slugger Danny Mendick hit a low fly ball and Astros’ outfielder, Chas McCormick, made a diving catch to stop any White Sox momentum. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Carlos Correa, got a good look at a Cease pitch and hit an RBI double, followed up by Abraham Toro’s, 2-run single. White Sox relief pitcher Zack Burdl was then sent in for Cease. Astros’ second basemen Jose Altuve hit a sacrifice fly on Burdl to further stretch their lead to 7-0 at the end of the 4th inning.
The Rout Was On
White Sox outfielder, Adam Engel, and first baseman José Abreu, both hit RBI singles on Urquildy in the top of the 6th to put 2 runs on the board for the Chicago White Sox. In the bottom of the 6th, White Sox pitcher Matt Foster replaced Burdl on the mound and gave up an immediate solo home run to Jose Altuve which ran the score up to 8-2. Matt Foster gave up a 2-run home run to Abraham Toro in the bottom of the 7th, extending the lead to 10-2. Astros’ relief pitcher Ralph Garza Jr. closed out the game with a pop-out on Yoan Moncada, a flyout on José Abreu, and a strike out on Yermin Mercedes. The White Sox simply had no answer for Astros’ pitcher, Urquildy, last night as he efficiently covered 7 innings with 5 strike outs and 1 walk.
The Chicago White Sox will play the Houston Astros again tomorrow (6/18/21) at 7:10pm CST.
White Sox suffer blow-out loss on the road against Astros