(c) Associated Press
Brad Peacock and Yuli Gurriel shared Player of the Game honors in Houston's 4-3 win over the White Sox Wednesday night. Peacock allowed only one hit and two walks in six innings and Gurriel had three hits and a pair of RBIs.
Evan Gattis got the start behind the plate and drove in the first run of the game with a second inning single.
Yoan Moncada put the White Sox on top in the fourth. After Yolmer Sanchez drew a leadoff walk, Moncada drilled a line drive home run just inside the rightfield foul pole to make it 2-1. But that would be the only hit Mr. Peacock would allow in the game.
The Astros struck back in the bottom of the same inning. After getting two quick outs, Sox starter James Shields issued consecutive walks to Marwin Gonzalez and Gattis. Gurriel followed with his 39th double of the season, plating both runners to retake the lead.
Francisco Liriano relieved Peacock in the seventh and turned in a 1-2-3 frame. The Astros added an insurance run in the bottom of the inning when Josh Reddick smacked a leadoff triple and Jose Altuve slapped a single past a drawn-in infield.
Luke Gregerson came out of Houston's bullpen for the eighth but was unable to complete the inning. Tim Anderson's leadoff single clocked at 107 m.p.h. struck Gregerson on his left hand. Luke was able to stay in and get two outs before leaving in favor of Joe Musgrove.
Musgrove gave up a run-scoring double to Sanchez to trim the lead to 4-3 before striking out Moncada to end the eighth. Joe returned to the mound in the ninth and converted his second save in as many appearances, striking out Omar Narvaez for the final out.
The win was Houston's sixth straight and moved the club to a season-high 35 games above .500. Dallas Keuchel will try to extend the winning streak Thursday night when the two teams close out the 3-game series. Right-hander Carson Fulmer gets the start for Chicago in a 7:10 CDT tilt.
- Greg Thurston