Friday, March 24, 2023

The Astros beat the White Sox 13-3; Brantley Grand Slam

HOUSTON ( Associated Press) — Michael Brantley hit one of three homers in the sixth inning of a 10-run Grand Slam as the Houston Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 13-3 on Friday night.

Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker also took part in the sixth inning in one night, with the Astros finishing with five homers to tie their season high for runs.

In the sixth inning, with the game trailing 3–3, Alex Bregman walked in and scored when Alvarez scored a single and right fielder Andrew Vaughan widened the pitch to third base.

The Astros extended the lead to 5–3 on an RBI double by Tucker, which extended his hitting streak to 15 games, the longest of his career and the longest active in the major leagues.

White Sox starter Lucas Giolito (4-3) hit Yuli Guriel off the pitch before he left the mound on a single by fellow Cuban Aldamis Diaz.

Matt Foster replaces Giolito and Chas McCormick loads the bases with an RBI single.

Those two were out when Brantley hit the third Grand Slam of his career and made it 10-3. Bregman was given a second walk in the innings before Alvarez went into right field.

Beat Venezuela’s Jose Altuve 3-0 for the Astros. Honduran Mauricio Dubon 1-0. Cubans Yordan Alvarez 4-2, scored two runs, scored two; Yuli Guriel 3-3, scored two runs, an RBI and Aldamis Diaz 4-1, one run. Dominican Jose Siri 1-0. Puerto Rican Martin Maldonado 4-0.

For White Sox, Cubans Louis Robert 4-1; Jose Abreu 4-0 and Yoan Moncada 1-0. Dominican Leri Garcia 4-0.

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