Astros take 4-game win streak into game against the White Sox

August 15, 2022 GMT

Houston Astros (75-41, first in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (59-56, second in the AL Central)

Chicago; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jose Urquidy (11-4, 3.85 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 94 strikeouts); White Sox: Johnny Cueto (4-5, 2.91 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 68 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Astros -129, White Sox +109; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Astros aim to keep their four-game win streak alive when they visit the Chicago White Sox.

Chicago has a 28-29 record at home and a 59-56 record overall. The White Sox have a 19-4 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Houston has a 75-41 record overall and a 36-23 record in road games. The Astros have the fifth-best team slugging percentage in the majors at .425.

Monday’s game is the fourth time these teams meet this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Abreu has 28 doubles and 14 home runs while hitting .300 for the White Sox. Andrew Vaughn is 11-for-35 with a double and three home runs over the past 10 games.

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Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 31 home runs while slugging .624. Alex Bregman is 13-for-34 with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 6-4, .265 batting average, 3.56 ERA, outscored by three runs

Astros: 7-3, .269 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs

INJURIES: White Sox: Luis Robert: day-to-day (wrist), Joe Kelly: day-to-day (head), Tim Anderson: 10-Day IL (finger), Danny Mendick: 60-Day IL (knee), Vince Velasquez: 15-Day IL (finger), Kyle Crick: 15-Day IL (elbow), Aaron Bummer: 15-Day IL (lat), Garrett Crochet: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Stiever: 60-Day IL (lat)

Astros: Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.