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Houston, TX  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Matt Dominguez crushed  a pair of  two-run 
homers  to power  the Houston Astros to  an 8-2 win over the Chicago White So
in the rubber match of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park on Sunday. 

Jonathan Villar chipped in with two RBI and Chris Carter added a solo shot for 
Houston, winners in five of its last seven contests. 

Brad  Peacock (1-4) spun a solid 6 2/3 innings, allowing just two runs on five 
hits and four walks to earn the win. 

Chicago  starter John Danks (3-4) surrendered eight runs -- seven earned -- on 
10 hits and three walks while fanning seven. 

Adrian  Nieto finished  3-for-3 and drove in  both runs for the White Sox, who 
have lost six of their last eight games. 

Chicago  also lost star first baseman Jose Abreu, placing the majors' home run 
leader on the 15-day disabled list before Sunday's game with tendinitis in his 
left ankle. 

Carter  crushed  his sixth  home run of  the year to  ignite a four-run second 
inning.  Jesus Guzman drew a four-pitch walk and L.J. Hoes' ground-rule double 
put runners in scoring position with no outs. 

Villar drove in two with a liner to left and took second when Alejandro De Aza 
overran  the ball.  Villar stole third and cruised home when White Sox catcher 
Nieto's throw sailed into left field to make it 4-0. 

After walking the first batter of the third and allowing a Nieto RBI single up 
the middle, Peacock escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam. Peacock snagged Gordon 
Beckham's  comebacker  to start a 1-2-3  double play and Conor Gillaspie flied 
out to center end the threat. 

Houston  made it 6-1 in the bottom of the inning after Dominguez connected for 
his first two-run homer. Dexter Fowler led off with a line drive double. 

Dominguez  smacked  his second two-run  shot of the game  in the fifth after a 
walk to Fowler, who drew a free pass for the eighth straight game. 

A  pair of  two-out walks kept the  seventh inning alive for the White Sox and 
Nieto's  double  to center scored Alexei  Ramirez, cutting the deficit to 8-2. 
Josh  Fields took over  for Peacock and fanned Adam Eaton for the final out of 
the inning. 

                                   Game Notes 

Dominguez became the first Astro with a multi-homer game this season ... Eaton 
took  Abreu's roster spot. He was activated off the 15-day disabled list after 
recovering  from a straight right hamstring that had sidelined him since early 
May  ... Houston's  Jose Altuve extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 
1-for-5 with a single ... Fowler has reached base safely in 16 straight games. 

 
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