HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel had three hits, including a two-run double, Brad Peacock threw six solid innings and the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to six games with a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Peacock (12-2) allowed two runs on one hit with six strikeouts. The right-hander continues to throw well, allowing two runs or fewer in each of his last five starts.
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 in the bottom half of the inning.
Jose Altuve upped Houston’s lead to 4-2 with an RBI single in the seventh, but Yolmer Sanchez cut the lead to one with an RBI double in the eighth.
Joe Musgrove struck out Moncada with the tying run on second to end the eighth and struck out Omar Narvaez with the tying run on second to end the game for his second save.
James Shields (4-7) allowed three runs on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Shields has given up at least three runs in five of his last six starts.
Astros: RHP Lance McCullers (arm fatigue) threw a bullpen session Wednesday.
White Sox: OF Avisail Garcia left the game in the third with stomach discomfort. He was replaced by Alen Hanson.
CORREA WAITING FOR WORD
Astros SS Carlos Correa was awaiting word from his family in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island Wednesday morning as a category four storm. Correa was especially concerned about his grandmother, who he had not talked to since Wednesday morning.
“You get worried because you know it’s really bad and you hear it from the news and from people how bad it’s getting,” Correa said. “My grandma’s house is really close to the river and most likely will get flooded. It’s just waiting to hear from word from her and how she’s doing.”
On a day where his thoughts were on his homeland, Correa wore shoes with the Puerto Rican flag on them and he wrote “Pray for Mexico” and “Pray for Puerto Rico” on his cap.
ANDERSON EXTENDS STREAK
White Sox SS Tim Anderson extended his hit streak to 11 games with a single in the eighth. Anderson hit a liner off Astros RHP Luke Gregerson’s glove hand and beat out the throw to first.
White Sox: RHP Carson Fulmer (2-1) will make his fourth start of the season Thursday in the series finale. Fulmer earned his first career win as a starter in his last outing, allowing one run in six innings Sept. 10 against the Giants.
Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel (13-4) will look to continue his strong season Thursday. Keuchel allowed one run in six innings in his last start, a win over Seattle Saturday.