Slumping White Sox bid to stop slide vs. Astros

The team meeting before the opener of the nine-game homestand didn’t blow much for the Chicago White Sox on Friday night

Losing three games in a row to fall 14 games under .500 to open the season white sox try to get on track Saturday night when they host Houston Astros

Houston took a 3–2 lead in the season series after winning 5–1 on Friday. The start of the game was delayed for more than two hours due to rain, and when everything finally settled, Chicago struggled to mount much offense.

white sox He was outshot 8–3 and had not recorded a hit after the fifth inning. Chicago center fielder Louis Roberts went 2-for-3 with a homer in the second inning, driving in the team’s only run.

by Mauricio Dubon and Corey Julks AstrosWho have won three consecutive games for the first time after winning four consecutive games from 19-23 April

Astros First baseman José Abreu went 1-for-5 at a guaranteed rate in his return to the field. Abreu, with whose nine seasons white sox Includes an American League MVP award, signed with Houston in the offseason

Astros Manager Dusty Baker moved Abreu down one spot in the batting order on Friday from his usual cleanup role. Abreu, who is hitting .218 with no home runs this season, is not a force to be reckoned with.

“I think as long as I’m in the lineup, I think it’s fine,” Abreu said, “but the reality is I’m not swinging the bat well, so, you know, if I need to move, so I need it.” step.”

Ace right-hander Dylan Sease (2-2, 5.58 ERA) must aim for white sox going as he seeks his first win since April 10

The struggle was finished with seven runs and nine hits over five innings in a 12-5 loss on Monday in Kansas City. Siege, who hit the six, said he is feeling better than his recent debut.

“I was throwing a lot better in the zone,” he said. “Working through some things right now but I think it’s close. I need to hunker down with my slider. I’m backing him up and I’m not getting the consistency I need . . And it really comes down to executing.”

Struggling is 0-3 with a 5.13 ERA in five career starts against Astros, This included 6 1/3 innings of one run, two hit balls and no decisions at Houston on March 30.

Set to start for right-hander Brandon Bilak (0-1, 4.15) Astros

Belek allowed three runs (two earned) and 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings of a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. He was making his first start since 2021.

Belek has yet to record a decision going with a 3.18 ERA in three career relief appearances. white sox, He has eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

– Field Level Media