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.
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).
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.