White Sox take another loss on the road against the Astros (Houston, Texas) – The first pitch was tossed out by Astro’s pitcher, Framber Valdez, who started with a 3 and out. In the bottom of the 1st inning Astros second baseman, Jose Altuve, hit a single and then advanced to second base on a throwing error by Sox third baseman, Yoan Moncada. A wild pitch by White Sox starter Lance Lynn brought Altuve home and gave the Astros a 1-0 lead. In the 3rd inning, Moncada doubled on a fly ball toward Astros left fielder, Yordon Alvarez, allowing Adam Engel to scamper home and tie the game up at 1-1. With the Astros at bat, Michael Brantley singled on a ground ball allowing Altuve to score. Robel Garcia followed up with a three-run double off a Lynn fastball. Michael Brantley, Yordan Alvarez, and Carlos Correa all scored in the bottom of the 3rd giving the Astros a healthy lead at 5-1.
A Hard Inning
In the bottom of the 4th inning, Brantley doubled with an RBI on a sharp line drive to Sox left fielder Andrew Vaughn. White Sox pitcher, Ryan Burr, replaced Lynn in the bottom of the 5th. Burr let the Astros outfielder, Myles Straw, steal second base in the bottom of the 6th although Burr escaped the inning without any damage. In the top of the 7th inning, Vaughn homered on a solo rocket to right field. Later in the same inning, a pitch was fumbled by the catcher who then overthrew third base while trying to pick off Danny Medick. As the ball trickled into left field, Medick trotted home narrowing the Astros lead to 6-3. In the bottom of the 8th inning, White Sox pitcher, Jose Ruiz, relieved Burr from the mound, but the fresh arm couldn’t prevent Astro’s shortstop, Carlos Correa from knocking a solo home run to center field which closed out the scoring with a 7-3 Astros win. Tomorrow’s game is the last hope to avoid a 4-game sweep in Houston.
The Chicago White Sox will play the Houston Astros again tomorrow (6/20/21) at 1:10 pm CST.
White Sox take another loss on the road against the Astros