Luis Robert Jr. and Seby Zavala scored runs to break a deadlock in the eighth inning. Chicago White Sox beat to come Houston Astros 3-1 on Saturday
Chicago collected 13 hits in Saturday’s contest, the second of the three-game series. But leaving the nine at the base, white sox Struggled to convert runners into runs – until the eighth
Robert’s single to right field broke a 1–1 tie and scored Yoan Moncada, who doubled off the leadoff. Astros reliever Rafael Monteiro (0-3). After a pair of outs, Zavala hit a bloop to shallow right field that dropped, allowing Robert to score and giving white sox He recorded his second save of the season as reliever Kendall Graveman scored an insurance run.
Graveman’s score in the ninth capped off a standout day for Chicago’s pitching staff, with starter Dylan Stopp setting the tone. Seaz earned a no-decision, but he struck out five in six scoreless innings.
Joe Kelly (1-1) earned the win for his 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Kelly came to the seventh with runners on first and third for Reynaldo López, and Mauricio Dubon’s infield single scored Corey Jules for Houston’s lone run.
The win halted a three-game skid for Chicago and white sox Hoping to win his third series in the Final Four with Sunday’s finale, Tim Anderson and Moncada contributed to the win, each going 3-4.
Robert scored on both of his hits on a 2-for-4 night, including a solo home run in the fourth – Robert’s 10th round-tripper of the season.
Jeremy Peña went 3-for-4 but was Houston’s only hitter with multiple hits.
Astros leaving eight runners on base and going just 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position. For Montero, Saturday’s loss marked his second after giving up a pair of earned runs on Monday against the Los Angeles Angels.
– Field Level Media