White Sox fail to sweep after 11-7 loss to Astros

Written By By PAUL LADEWSKI Associated Press Posted: 07/20/2014, 05:20pm
Array Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton is unable to make the catch on a single hit by Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Matt Dominguez hit a two-run homer and a tiebreaking RBI double, and the Houston Astros tied their season high with 17 hits in an 11-7 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday that prevented a three-game sweep.

Chicago fell behind 4-0 early and tied the score 7-all in the sixth on Alexei Ramirez’s RBI double, Jose Abreu’s run-scoring single and a run-scoring two-out grounder by Dayan Viciedo that went through the legs of All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve for Houston’s second error of the inning.

Daniel Webb (5-3) allowed RBI doubles in the seventh to Dominguez and L.J. Hoes, and Marwin Gonzalez followed with a two-run single. Dominguez had three hits and four RBIs.

Tony Sipp (2-1) pitched 1-1 scoreless innings as Houston stopped a three-game skid. Josh Fields and Chad Qualls got three straight outs each.

Houston’s Jarred Cosart allowed four runs, seven hits and four walks in five innings. John Danks (8-7) last a season-low 4 1-3 innings, giving up a season-high 12 hits and seven runs.

NOTES: Hoes filled in for Astros OF George Springer, who was held out because of soreness in his right knee and quadriceps. … Chicago manager Robin Ventura was non-committal about the closer role, which Jake Petricka and Zach Putnam shared in recent weeks. Matt Lindstrom (left ankle surgery) could return next month, while Thompson also was a potential candidate. Prior to the game, Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte, where he converted all six of his save chances. RHP Felipe Paulino was transferred to the 60-day DL. … Ventura had a rooting interest in the upcoming Hall of Fame induction of Frank Thomas, his former teammate. “He was a dominant player in his era, and that will stand the test of time as far as his place with the White Sox,” Ventura said. … White Sox LHP Chris Sale is to make his first post-All-Star game start versus the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

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