The Houston Astros showed they are ready for the postseason at the expense of the Chicago White Sox.
That Chicago White Sox had a successful first season under Tony La Russa in 2021, resulting in them reaching the postseason for the second straight year. However, 2022 was a disaster for the team from Chicago’s Southside. Still, they went into their game on August 18 61-57. Unfortunately for her, it was against the American League leaders Houston Astros.
On Thursday, the Astros defeated the White Sox 21-5 in guaranteed rate field. That’s right, Houston had three touchdowns while Chicago had a field goal and a safety.
Astros crush the White Sox 21-5 to prove they’re ready for the postseason
The star for Houston on Thursday was none other than third baseman Alex Bregman. In six at-bats, Bregman tapped on two homers and two doubles in six carries, scoring four goals and stealing a base.
One of Houston’s other top performers was outfielder Chas McCormick, who hit three hits including a three-run homer in the eighth inning while hitting five runs.
As if the result wasn’t proof enough, the White Sox’s pitching staff was slammed. Lucas Giolito went a total of three innings giving up seven earned runs on eight hits, which caused his ERA to climb to 5.34 for the year.
The other 14 runs abandoned by Chicago went to Vince Velazquez (5), Jose Ruiz (5) and second baseman Josh Harrison (4). Yes, the White Sox used a positional pitcher, in case you’re wondering.
Houston used the trade deadline to further strengthen its already impressive team by adding catcher Christian Vazquez and first baseman Trey Mancini. Now they have the best record in the AL and have a tiebreak over the New York Yankees after defeating them five times in their seven games this season. With more than a month left in the season, the Astros appear poised to make the World Series for the fourth time in six years.
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