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Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox Preview and Predictions 08-14-2019 in MLB


George Springer looks to record his fourth consecutive multi-hit performance when the Houston Astros visit the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon for the finale of their three-game series. Springer notched two hits as Houston split a doubleheader on Tuesday and has gone 7-for-13 over his last three games.

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Springer belted his 33rd career leadoff homer to open Game 1 and help the Astros post a 6-2 victory. The blast was his 26th of the season but first since he went deep against Cleveland on Aug. 1. The Astros dropped the nightcap 4-1 for just their second loss in 11 games but still hold a 10 1/2-game lead over Oakland in the American League West, while the White Sox have prevailed in six of their last 10 contests. Ryan Goins went 2-for-4 with a key two-run single to fuel the Game 2 win.

TV: 2:10 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet-Southwest (Houston), WGN (Chicago)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros LH Wade Miley (11-4, 2.99 ERA) vs. White Sox LH Ross Detwiler (1-3, 5.35)

Miley has won five straight decisions and is unbeaten in his last nine turns. The 32-year-old has allowed fewer than three earned runs in seven of his last eight outings and has given up five hits or fewer in 10 straight starts. Miley is 1-4 with a 7.22 ERA in six career turns against the White Sox.

Detwiler is making his third start since returning to the rotation as he lost the first two while allowing a total of four runs in 11 innings. The 33-year-old gave up two solo homers in both of the setbacks and has served up 11 in just 33 2/3 frames. Detwiler is 1-1 with a 2.52 ERA in seven career appearances (four starts) against the Astros and has struggled with Josh Reddick (3-for-4, two homers).

WALK-OFFS

1. Astros 3B Alex Bregman (shoulder) missed both games on Tuesday and is questionable for the series finale.

2. Chicago OF-INF Leury Garcia (finger) has missed three straight contests, including the doubleheader.

3. Houston RHP Gerrit Cole (hamstring) was scratched from Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader and there was no immediate word as to how long he will be sidelined.

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Stadium

U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Capacity: 41,432

Last Injuries

Chicago White Sox

  • Yoan Moncada

    Hamstring
    Ques Tues | 10-day IL

    Moncada is on the 10-day injured list due to a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. It is unclear if he will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Twins.

  • Carson Fulmer

    Hamstring
    Late Aug | 10-day IL

    Fulmer has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained right hamstring and is likely to be away from the field until late August.

  • Leury Garcia

    Finger
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Garcia has missed the past four games due to a contusion on his right index finger, but he is expected to return to the lineup against the Angels on Thursday.

  • Manny Banuelos

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Banuelos has been shifted to the 60-day injured list due to left shoulder inflammation and will miss an extended period.

  • Kelvin Herrera

    Oblique
    Prob Sun | 10-day IL

    Herrera has been activated from the 10-day injured list and is expected to to return for Sunday's game against the Athletics.

  • Welington Castillo

    Personal
    Prob Tues | probable

    Castillo has been activated from the family medical emergency leave list. He is expected to return against the Tigers for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Houston Astros

  • Aledmys Diaz

    Head
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Diaz has landed on the 10-day injured list with dizziness and lightheadedness. He is likely to be sidelined for an undetermined length of time.

  • Josh James

    Shoulder
    Early Sept | 10-day IL

    James is on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder soreness, but he is likely to return to the bullpen during the start of September.

  • Tyler White

    Upper Body
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    White will spend an extended period on the 10-day injured list with a right trapezius strain.

  • Brad Peacock

    Shoulder
    Ques Sun | 10-day IL

    Peacock has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder discomfort. He sustained a setback in his recovery and it is unclear if he will be activated for Sunday's contest against the Athletics.

  • Jose Altuve

    Rest
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Altuve is likely to be out of the starting lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox as he is expected to receive a day of rest.

  • Yuli Gurriel

    Rest
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Gurriel is not expected to be the in starting lineup Sunday against the Orioles as he likely will be given the day to rest.

houston-astros Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Yordan Alvarez 53 51 197 34 66 15 0 19 55 138 0 55 0 .335 .701 .417
Michael Brantley 116 113 460 75 154 37 2 18 74 249 3 52 2 .335 .541 .392
Yuli Gurriel 115 115 460 69 140 33 2 25 86 252 4 51 3 .304 .548 .341
Jose Altuve 89 88 361 65 107 19 1 22 54 194 5 57 3 .296 .537 .357
George Springer 91 90 369 72 108 17 3 26 67 209 5 84 1 .293 .566 .375
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Will Harris 53 0 141 44 0 37 5 0 13 0 0 0 11 746
Roberto Osuna 50 0 148 51 2 36 6 0 17 0 0 1 8 742
Ryan Pressly 50 0 148 63 0 35 6 0 15 0 0 2 11 762
Chris Devenski 49 1 168 63 3 56 10 0 32 0 0 13 18 933
Hector Rondon 48 1 141 36 2 45 5 0 19 0 0 4 17 759
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Robinson Chirinos 93 86 2 41 10 5 0 4
Max Stassi 31 26 1 17 3 2 0 2
Garrett Stubbs 9 6 0 1 1 0 0 0
AJ Reed 14 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Aledmys Diaz 45 35 0 0 0 3 0 0