Astros, Peacock trip up White Sox

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There were two strong right-handed starters in the Astros' Brad Peacock and the White Sox' James Shield, both of whom lasted into the sixth inning, and the teams appeared evenly matched both defensively and at the plate.

"This offseason is going to be different because I've been able to play almost every day". The book has been that second baseman has had trouble with offspeed since he arrived in 2016, hitting.154 against sliders and.238 against curveballs entering Wednesday, according to Brooksbaseball.net. He struck out five.

"I know we've talked about him taking advantage of all the at-bats that he gets", White Sox manager Rick Renteria said.

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"He has to get to know a lot of things at this level", Abreu said through an interpreter.

Moncada's home run was his seventh of the season and third on the current road trip.

GAME #151 WEDNESDAY NIGHT had all the makings of a grudge match from the very first pitch. "Make adjustments and try to identify how the pitcher is trying to pitch you". Josh Reddick went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple, while Marwin Gonzalez added a pair of base hits of his own in the win. He came home when Jose Altuve scorched a grounder that ricocheted off Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson and into center field.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch balks at using any one-game performance as a referendum on postseason roster spots or roles, but as Houston's regular season draws to a close, it is difficult to avoid assessing every individual effort through the prism of future opportunities. Peacock had allowed a 1.050 OPS when facing hitters for a third time. But he agrees his recent play is good for the psyche. "It's not easy getting through the next (11) games and getting these guys sharp and ready to go before we have to make our decision". Here's hoping that this unique and moving piece of baseball memorabilia will find its way to some deep-pocketed fan with a heart of gold.

The Sox scored one in the second against Dallas Keuchel when Avisail Garcia singled through the infield and scored when left-hander Dallas Keuchel walked Rymer Liriano with the bases loaded.

McHugh has made only 10 starts this season after also missing time with a shoulder issue.

After Yoan Moncada put the White Sox up 2-1 in the top of the fourth with a two-run homer, Gurriel answered with his two-run hit.

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