White Sox: Offense Erupts Again for Seven Runs Against Houston

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 09: Tim Anderson
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 09: Tim Anderson /

For the second straight night the White Sox offense came to play. Tim Anderson had a home run and three RBIs in a 7-1 win over Houston.

The Chicago White Sox were expected to struggle when the Houston Astros came to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday. After all, Houston was coming in with the best record in the American League. However, through two games that’s not been the case. Tim Anderson had a home run and three RBIs and the White Sox put up seven runs against Houston pitching en route to 7-1 victory on Wednesday night.

Miguel Gonzalez was spectacular going eight innings while allowing just one run on five hits. He also added five strikeouts. The right hander looked good all night and improved to 6-10 and lowered his ERA to 4.85. A much better start then his last start against Boston where he lasted just 1.2 innings and gave up seven runs.

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For the second consecutive night, the offense came through for their pitcher. Gonzalez was pitching well and he got support in the fifth inning when Anderson hit a two-run home run as part of a four-run inning. The White Sox would then add three more runs in the sixth with two coming on a two-run single by Leury Garcia. Gonzalez did the rest from there. His only blemish came on a Derek Fisher solo home run in the eighth.

It was nice to see Anderson make some solid contact and be productive at the plate. He’s struggled at times but has put together a decent season. He’s hitting .242 with 11 home runs and 35 RBIs. Hopefully he can continue to hit and finish out the season strong.

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The White Sox will go for the sweep on Thursday night when they send Carlos Rodon (1-4, 4.66 ERA) to the hill against Brad Peacock (10-1, 3.20 ERA). We’ll see if their offensive surge can continue.