Houston (USA), – Dominican Ranger Eloy Jimenez hit home runs and ranger Charlie Tilson hit a grand slam for the Chicago White Sox, which won 9-4 against the Houston Astros Division leaders.
The White Sox got their fifth win in the last 10 games and outscored the leaders of the AL West, the Astros, who saw their mark fall to 33-17, with their second loss in the last 10 games.
The White Sox turned the only triple play in the majors this season.
It’s the first time in the history of the franchise that the White Sox beat grand slam and achieve triple play in the same game, and only the fourth time a major league team has done so since 1979. The last club to achieve it were the Detroit Tigers on September 8, 2017.
In the third inning the White Sox achieved their first triple play since July 2016 against the Atlanta Braves.
While the Astros suffered a triple play for the first time since April 19, 2018, against the Seattle Mariners.
Jiménez (5) started the punishment against the ninth Texan in the second episode by throwing the ball against the pitcher’s throws Gerrit Cole, with no teammates on the road.
In the eighth inning, the ball of the field disappeared once again, surpassing the serpentine of the closer Brady Rodgers, lonely.
Jiménez, who was 0-for-7 in his first two games after spending almost a month on the disabled list with an ankle problem, had his second game with at least two homers in his rookie career.
Tilson (1) hit the whole back when the house was full in the sixth inning when he chased relay Josh James, when there were two outs in the episode. For Tilson it was the first homer in his career.
While Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu (12) made contact with the ball and took it out of the field in the fourth inning, punishing Cole’s work, with no people on the road.
The victory was credited to starter Ivan Nova (3-4) in seven episodes, despite having allowed 10 hits, home runs and three runs.
For the ninth Texas third baseman Alex Bregman (15) connected back in the fourth episode, solo.
Bregman’s home run extended the Houston gaming streak with at least one to 19, which ties the longest career in franchise history. The Astros also hit home runs in 19 consecutive games in 2017.
The Astros lost with Cole (4-5) in five episodes (EFE).