White Sox take 3-game losing streak into matchup with Astros

Chicago White Sox (43-28, first in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (42-28, second in the AL West)

Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dallas Keuchel (6-1, 3.66 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 46 strikeouts) Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (3-1, 2.89 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)

LINE: Astros -142, White Sox +122; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup as losers of their last three games.

The Astros are 25-13 on their home turf. Houston has slugged .451, good for first in the MLB. Yordan Alvarez leads the team with a .516 slugging percentage, including 26 extra-base hits and nine home runs.

The White Sox have gone 16-16 away from home. Chicago ranks fifth in the majors in hitting with a .252 batting average, Tim Anderson leads the team with an average of .300.


The Astros won the last meeting 7-3. Framber Valdez earned his fourth victory and Carlos Correa went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Houston. Lance Lynn took his third loss for Chicago.

TOP PERFORMERS: Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 75 hits and has 48 RBI.

Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 25 extra base hits and 53 RBI.

LAST 10 GAMES: Astros: 8-2, .306 batting average, 3.14 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs

White Sox: 6-4, .245 batting average, 3.63 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs


INJURIES: Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Joe Smith: (undisclosed), Austin Pruitt: (elbow), Enoli Paredes: (shoulder), Josh James: (hip), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (right shoulder), Bryan Abreu: (calf), Kyle Tucker: (health protocols), Aledmys Diaz: (hand), Alex Bregman: (hamstring).

White Sox: Michael Kopech: (hamstring), Jace Fry: (microdiscectomy), Jimmy Cordero: (tommy john surgery), Luis Robert: (hip), Eloy Jimenez: (left pectoral), Billy Hamilton: (oblique), Adam Eaton: (hamstring), Nick Madrigal: (hamstring).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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