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White Sox Blank Astros

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.

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