07/01 22:16 CDT Gomez hits 2-run homer to help Astros over White Sox 5-0
Gomez hits 2-run homer to help Astros over White Sox 5-0
By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) --- Carlos Gomez hit a two-run homer and Mike Fiers and three
relievers combined for a shutout to help the surging Houston Astros to a 5-0
victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
It was Houston's fourth straight victory and 11th in the last 12 games.
Fiers (6-3) scattered four hits over six innings. Ken Giles and Luke Gregerson
didn't allow a hit in an inning each and Chris Devenski threw a scoreless ninth.
The Astros didn't have a baserunner until Miguel Gonzalez (1-4) plunked George
Springer to start the fourth inning. He then walked Luis Valbuena before Jose
Altuve grounded into a double play that left Springer at third.
Houston's first hit came next when Carlos Correa's strange infield popup
dropped in front of shortstop Tim Anderson and allowed Springer to score and
make it 1-0.