Astros beat White Sox 4-3
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, June 20, 2022

Luis Robert gets ready to hit against Houston (photo courtesy of Chicago White Sox)

Astros beat White Sox 4-3
(HOUSTON) – Rookie J.J. Matijevic homered for his first major league hit and Mauricio Dubón added a two-run shot to power the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night. The Astros bounced back from a 7-0 shutout Saturday to get a 2-1 series win. The victory breaks a tie between Houston manager Dusty Baker and Chicago manager Tony La Russa, giving the 73 year old Baker a 106-105 edge against the 77 year old La Russa in regular-season matchups dating to 1996. Houston led by three runs when Luis Robert opened the eighth with a broken-bat single. There was one out in the inning when Robert scored on a triple by A.J. Pollock, who then scored on a groundout by Jake Burger to cut the lead to 4-3, but Héctor Neris struck out Reese McGuire to limit the damage. Ryan Pressley walked walked the leadoff batter in the ninth before retiring the next three to get his 13th save. Matijevic made it 2-0 when he sent a fastball from Michael Kopech (2-3) into the seats in left field for an opposite field homer with two outs in the fourth inning. Kopech yielded a season-high seven hits with four runs and four strikeouts in five innings in his return after leaving his last start last Sunday in the first inning with discomfort in his right knee. It was the second time this season he'd allowed two homers in a game.

Baltimore 2 – Tampa Bay 1
Toronto 10 – NY Yankees 9
Oakland 4 – Kansas City 0
LA Angels 4 – Seattle 0