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Astros erupt for 11 runs in win over ChiSox

Chicago,  IL (  - Matt Dominguez homered, drove in four runs 
and  sparked the  four-run seventh inning that gave the Houston Astros an 11-7 
win over the Chicago White Sox in Sunday's series finale. 

Dominguez followed Chris Carter's double with a two-bagger of his own to start 
the  seventh against Daniel  Webb (5-3) to break a 7-7 tie. After Webb retired 
the  next two  batters he faced and walked Robbie Grossman intentionally, L.J. 
Hoes  doubled in Dominguez and Marwin Gonzalez added two insurance runs with a 
base knock to center. 

Dominguez  finished  a triple shy  of the cycle  and scored twice for Houston, 
which  ended a three-game  losing streak. Jose Altuve went yard and drove in a 
pair  and Gonzalez went 3-for-4. All nine Astros starters had at least one hit 
and six players had at least two. 

Neither  starter factored  into the decision. John Danks got torched for seven 
runs on 12 hits in 4 1/3 innings for the Sox, while Jarred Cosart allowed four 
runs -- three earned -- on seven hits through five. 

White  Sox star  rookie Jose Abreu went  2-for-5 and drove in a run, extending 
his hit streak to 11 games. He has hit safely in 29 of his last 30. 

The  Astros struck first, jumping ahead 1-0 on Carter's first-inning sacrifice 
fly.  Altuve  added to  the lead two  innings later with  his two-run homer to 
left, and Dominguez plated Carter with an RBI single for a 4-0 spread. 

Chicago  got three runs back over the next two innings. Adam Dunn put the home 
team  on  the board  with an RBI  groundout in the  third, and Jon Singleton's 
error allowed Conor Gillaspie and Alejandro De Aza to cross in the fourth. 

Dominguez's  two-run blast  to center  highlighted a  three-run fifth  inning. 
Singleton  and  Carlos Corporan followed with  singles to chase Danks from the 
game  and Grossman  greeted reliever Taylor Thompson with an RBI single before 
Hoes grounded into a double-play to end the inning. 

The White Sox chipped away at  their 7-3 deficit,  getting a run back in the 
home  fifth when Dayan  Viciedo raced home on De Aza's grounder to Gonzalez at 

Alexei  Ramirez doubled  in a run in  the sixth and Abreu followed with an RBI 
single  to make it  a one run game. Two Houston errors in the inning -- a poor 
throw  by Enrique  Hernandez that  allowed Abreu  to advance  to second  and a 
grounder  that went through Altuve's legs at second base -- allowed Chicago to 
tie things at 7. 

After  Houston put  up a four-spot in  the top of the seventh, Tony Sipp (2-1) 
pitched  a 1-2-3 bottom  of the inning, Josh Fields struck out the side in the 
eighth  following  a walk  to Adam  Eaton and  Chad Qualls  finished it with a 
perfect ninth. 

                                   Game Notes 

Cosart  had won  four consecutive road starts ... Altuve made his major league 
debut  exactly four years ago, hitting 1-for-5 in a win over the Nationals ... 
Houston  outhit Chicago,  17-10 ... The ChiSox went just 2-for-14 with runners 
in scoring position and stranded nine ... The Astros committed three errors. 

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