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White Sox face Astros for 6th straight win

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Eighth straight two comebacks against the Houston Astros lifted the Chicago White Sox within one game of the American League Central lead.

On Wednesday night, the revived White Sox hope to continue their upward trajectory as they continue their four-game series with the Astros.

Yoan Moncada hit a late RBI in his second straight game on Tuesday, defending his division and his champion Chicago to his 4-3 win. This was his fifth straight win at the club and his seventh at home.

"It's guys huddled together...just pulling each other and picking each other up," said Gavin Sheet of Chicago.

Scoring 15 runs in their last three games on Tuesday, the White Sox overcame an early struggle against Houston ace Justin Verlander and the bullpen.

Chicago had his four hits against Verlander in his second inning, for which he had only one run.

Naturally, the White Sox wanted to score more in that scenario, but the team is working to build resilience in hopes of delivering more power. The White Sox have hit just 101 home runs this season, placing him in the bottom third of the majors.

Jose Abreu (14), Andrew Vaughan (13) and Luis Robert (12) are the only Chicago homers to hit double-digit homers this season, though they've been spending days with left wrist discomfort. is a player of

"The biggest thing is to be the hitter first," Bourne said. "There are some boppers on this team. If I go to the base, they can put me down.

"You get stronger when you're a hitter. Chicago right-hander Michael Kopech (4-8, 3.18 ERA) beat Houston left-hander Flamber Valdez (11-4, 3.18 ERA) Wednesday. 2.73 ERA).

Kopech is looking for his first win since July 26th. He had a no-hitter in Friday's game against Detroit, going 6 innings with 3 walks and a career-high 11 strikeouts. In his two appearances against the Astros, including his first start on June 19, Kopech went 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and six innings of his own. Allowed two home runs.

Valdez, who beat the Sox away from White on June 17, went 2-1 in his four games against Chicago, with an ERA of 3.68. So, he was the starting lineup for 3 games. Valdez on Thursday closed out seven innings against the Texas Rangers with four hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts in the win.

If Valdez gets off to a quality start against the Sox, Mike, who was established in 1986, will match Scott's franchise record of his 20th straight win.


"Proud," said Valdes. "This is a (near) record for the team, and a record for me. It shows the fruits of my hard work, of all my dedication, and of all the work I put in." I think.”

Houston manager Dusty Baker said Aledmis Diaz could be on the disabled list. Diaz left Tuesday's game after experiencing groin discomfort when making a running catch in left field.

– Field Level Media