ChiWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
Hou 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 X 4
Date of game: 6/15/2013

Recap: Houston vs. Chicago WSox

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Brandon Barnes' fifth-inning RBI double ended up being the difference as the Houston Astros emerged with a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the second test of a four-game series.

Jason Castro and Chris Carter each slugged a solo homer for the Astros, who have won three in a row following a six-game losing streak.

"I think we're all gelling better together now and just figuring out, getting to know each other better," Carter said of his team's recent success.

Lucas Harrell (5-7) tossed 6 2/3 effective innings, allowing seven hits and three runs with seven strikeouts. Jose Veras turned in a scoreless ninth for his 13th save.

Adam Dunn homered and Gordon Beckham added an RBI double for the White Sox, losers of three straight and five of eight.

John Danks (1-3) lasted six full frames and gave up four runs on five hits despite fanning five and walking only one.

The game was tied at 1-1 heading to the home fourth, when Castro dented Danks for his ninth homer of the season. Two batters later, it was Carter going deep for a 3-1 Houston edge.

"I threw a couple pitches that I'd certainly like back," Danks admitted. "The homer to Carter was a little changeup that cut on me rather than going the other way."

Matt Dominguez singled to start the home fifth and after a Trevor Crowe fly out, Barnes stepped up and provided a three-run margin for the hosts with a double to right.

Chicago chipped away in the seventh, with Dunn beginning the frame with his 18th blast of the season. Conor Gillaspie singled with one out and moved up on a Dayan Viciedo groundout, then scored to make it 4-3 when Beckham bounced a ball into the stands in right.

Tyler Flowers singled and Harrell was pulled for Paul Clemens, who got Alejandro De Aza swinging to end the threat.

Clemens, Wesley Wright and Hector Ambriz combined to hold the ChiSox off the board in the eighth despite runners on the corners. Veras allowed a walk to Viciedo in the ninth, then pinch-runner Jordan Danks stole second. After a pair of strikeouts, Danks was picked off second with De Aza at the plate to end the game.

Chicago jumped on the board in the first when Paul Konerko singled home Alexei Ramirez, then Houston equalized in the second as Ronny Cedeno's double plated Carlos Pena.

Game Notes

Houston has won seven of its last nine games against the White Sox and improved to 12-11 all time against Chicago's Southsiders ... The ChiSox have dropped 11 of their last 12 road contests.

Texas QB Ash out against BYU

Texas starting quarterback David Ash will not play in Saturday's game against BYU after sustaining a concussion in last weekend's season opener.

NASCAR News
Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers hit Canada

The series will run its 14th race of the season on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This will be the second time the series competes in Canada. One year ago, Chase Elliott won the inaugural truck race at this 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course. Wallace finished fourth.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.