Astros, Peacock trip up White Sox

Astros, Peacock trip up White Sox

The Chicago White Sox will try to salvage a confidence win and avoid the sweep after dropping the first two games of the set, including a 4-3 loss in game two on Wednesday. Anderson extended his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games with his 17th home run on the season. Keuchel rallied to strike out Adam Engel and Anderson in succession but loaded the bases again in the third inning, this time with no outs.

Brad Peacock gave up just a two-run Yoan Moncada homer with six strikeouts over six innings, and Jose Altuve's seventh-inning RBI single plated what proved to be the winning run as the Houston Astros defeated the visiting Chicago White Sox last night, 4-3.

The Astros would answer quickly.

Collin McHugh (3-2) allowed one run and five hits with five strikeouts in five innings for Houston.

One of my favorite plays lately, is taking the plus run line with a huge underdog, as they've not only covered the run, but have won outright, making for some huge payouts. RHP Chris Volstad was warming in the bullpen before Altuve completed his plate appearance.

After scratching across two runs off Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel (13-5), the White Sox recorded a critical insurance run when shortstop Tim Anderson drilled a leadoff home run to straightaway center field off Astros right-hander Francis Martes in the eighth inning.