Houston 11, Chi. White Sox 9

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 10, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 20398

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 2 0 11 11 1
Chi. White Sox 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 3 9 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 26-34 18-14 8-20 W1
Chi. White Sox 33-27 16-18 17-9 L1

Recap


Astros 11, White Sox 9: Justin Maxwell and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs apiece and Brett Wallace went deep to ignite a five-run sixth inning as visiting Houston took two of three from Chicago.

J.D. Martinez launched a solo shot and Chris Snyder highlighted the sixth-inning uprising with a two-run single for the Astros, who survived a late surge by Chicago to win for just the fourth time in 11 games.

The offensive outburst was welcomed by Lucas Harrell (6-4), who posted his fourth win in five starts. Harrell, who was a fourth-round draft pick of the White Sox in 2004, allowed five runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings.

Orlando Hudson brought Chicago within two at 11-9 with a three-run homer off Fernando Rodriguez in the ninth inning. Brett Myers relieved Rodriguez and promptly retired the final two batters to secure his 15th save.

Philip Humber (2-4) continues to struggle since pitching a perfect game on April 21. Although he struck out nine, Humber yielded six runs on as many hits in 5 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Adam Dunn homered for the second straight day, launching his 20th of the season to lead off the sixth inning. Paul Konerko added a two-run shot and Alejandro De Aza had an RBI single for the White Sox.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After sitting out Saturday's game with cramping in both hamstrings, Chicago OF Dayan Viciedo returned to the lineup and went 0-for-3. ... The White Sox will continue their tour of the National League Central when they travel to the Gateway City for a three-game set with St. Louis. ... Houston will host San Francisco for a three-game series, which begins on Tuesday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Chi. White Sox
Lucas Harrell Player Phillip Humber
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 5.1
5 Strikeouts 9
6 Hits 6
6.14 ERA 8.44
Hitting
Houston   Chi. White Sox
Justin Maxwell Player Paul Konerko
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 2
1 HR 1
5 TB 5
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 11 4 25 .289 7 13 10 4 3 1
Chi. White Sox 8 3 18 .242 11 7 9 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The White Sox have a W/L % of .606 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Astros have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .412 after a loss.