As heard on WHOW, Carlos Rodon allowed one hit through seven dominant innings, Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson hit solo homers and the Chicago White Sox topped the Houston Astros 4-0 on Sunday.
Danny Mendick and Adam Engel added RBI singles, and the White Sox stymied Astros hitters for the second straight game after losing their first five this season to Houston - and being outscored 34-9 in those contests. Chicago has won seven of eight to move to the top of the American League standings.
After Lucas Giolito tossed a three-hitter on Saturday for the White Sox, Rodon followed up with a statement of his own.
Abraham Toro's sharp single past Mendick at second in the third inning was the only hit off Rodon (8-3) and accounted for Houston's only baserunner. The big left-hander struck out 10 in this meeting of division leaders.
Liam Hendriks finished with a 1-2-3 ninth to complete the combined one-hitter. Rodon reached double digits in strikeouts for the fourth time this season and 11th time in his career.
Chicago hosts Minnesota in a doubleheader Monday. Lance Lynn (9-3, 1.99) will start the first game for the White Sox, his first outing since signing a two-year, $38 million contract extension. La Russa said he hadn't decided on a starter for the second game, but said RHP Reynaldo Lopez (0-0, 0.00) was in the mix.