The Astros will look to establish their dominance when they travel to Arlington on Friday to begin a three-game series against the Rangers. Texas, meanwhile, will look to stay afloat in the American League Wild Card race as it begins a 10-game homestand.
Yoan Moncada played hero in Chicago for the first time with a game-tying blast in the ninth and followed it up with a walk-off single, giving the White Sox their second series sweep of the season as they knocked off the Astros, 3-2, in 11 innings at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday.
White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon, coming off one of the most dominant starts of his young career, faces the Astros and their American League-best record on Thursday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. Right-hander Brad Peacock starts for Houston in the finale of a three-game series.
Collin McHugh, making his fourth start of 2017, was roughed up by the White Sox on Wednesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field, allowing seven runs over 5 1/3 innings as the Astros fell, 7-1.
Miguel Gonzalez was brilliant for eight innings as the White Sox beat the Astros, 7-1, on Wednesday night and spoiled George Springer’s return from the disabled list to earn the club’s first series victory since June 30-July 2.
The Astros activated outfielder George Springer from the 10-day disabled list, the club announced Wednesday afternoon. In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned infielder Tyler White to Triple-A Fresno.
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George Springer’s Tuesday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field went about as well as could have been expected — outside of being activated off the disabled list. When he returns will be answered soon, according to Astros manager A.J. Hinch.
The Astros surprised some when they didn’t go get a starting pitcher before last week’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, but they may have essentially the same thing in right-hander Collin McHugh.
Dallas Keuchel may have had a point. The Astros could have used reinforcements for their rotation when they were widely available. But here’s a question for Houston’s ace: Does he have enough life on his 90-mph fastball to bust hitters inside and set up his offspeed pitches?
Kevan Smith had a career night and launched his third big league home run as the White Sox handed Dallas Keuchel and the first-place Astros a rare road loss with an 8-5 win at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday.
It was a busy week for the Astros, who didn’t make a move at the non-waiver Trade Deadline other than acquiring veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano from the Blue Jays. Sunday’s walk-off win over Toronto left them feeling good heading into an eight-game road trip, during which some of their players on the disabled list should […]