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Houston looks to clinch series win with victory over Chicago

October 12, 2021 GMT

Houston Astros (95-67, first in the AL West) vs. Chicago White Sox (93-69, first in the AL Central)

Chicago; Tuesday, 2:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0, 3.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 185 strikeouts) White Sox: Carlos Rodon (0-0, 2.37 ERA, .95 WHIP, 185 strikeouts)

ALDS: Houston leads the series 2-1

BOTTOM LINE: Houston will look to clinch a series win with a victory over Chicago in Game 4 of the ALDS.

The White Sox were 53-28 in home games in 2021. Chicago has a team slugging percentage of .385 this postseason, Leury Garcia leads them with a mark of .583 in 12 at-bats.

The Astros were 44-37 on the road in 2021. Houston has a team slugging percentage of .408 this postseason, Kyle Tucker leads them with a mark of .917, including three extra base hits and seven RBIs.

The White Sox won the last meeting 12-6. Michael Kopech notched his first victory and Leury Garcia went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Chicago. Yimi Garcia took his first loss for Houston.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 163 hits and has 61 RBIs.

Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 104 RBIs and is batting .277.

LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 7-3, .267 batting average, 3.35 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs

Astros: 4-6, .222 batting average, 5.09 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURIES: White Sox: Evan Marshall: (elbow), Jimmy Cordero: (elbow), Brian Goodwin: (back).

Astros: Justin Verlander: (elbow), Andre Scrubb: (shoulder), Rafael Montero: (shoulder), Tyler Ivey: (undisclosed), Kent Emanuel: (elbow), Pedro Baez: (shoulder), Freudis Nova: (knee), Taylor Jones: (covid-19).

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