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Astros Get Past White Sox

In a game heard on WHOW, rookie J.J. Matijevic homered for his first major league hit and Mauricio Dubon 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 AJ Pollock. He scored on a groundout by Jake Burger to cut the lead to 4-3, but Hector Neris struck out Reese McGuire to limit the damage.


Ryan Pressly 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.


Danny Mendick walked with one out in the fifth and scored on a two-out double by Robert that cut the lead to 2-1.


Jason Castro singled with no outs in the bottom of the inning. Dubon then connected on his third homer this season to make it 4-1.


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.


Houston starter Cristian Javier (4-3) allowed five hits and one run while tying a season-high with four walks in five innings to get his first win since May 25.


White Sox 3B Yoan Moncada was out of the lineup for a second straight game after leaving in the third inning Friday night with tightness in his left hamstring. La Russa said Moncada would be re-evaluated Monday and that they hope he can avoid a trip to the injured list. La Russa also noted SS Tim Anderson (groin), who was injured May 29, will be activated Monday. RHP Matt Foster was placed on the bereavement list before Sunday's game and Haseley was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to take his spot on the roster.


Lance Lynn (0-0, 6.23 ERA) will oppose Toronto's Jose Berrios in the opener of a three-game series Monday night.

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