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American League Game Summary - Chicago at Houston



(Friday, June 14th)

Final Score: Houston 2, Chicago 1

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Erik Bedard came out on top in a pitchers' duel and the Houston Astros were able to overcome 14 strikeouts from Chicago's Chris Sale to take the opener of a four-game set with the White Sox, 2-1, on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros plated both their runs off Sale (5-5) in an error-fueled fifth inning, which saw Jose Altuve's infield hit push across the go-ahead run.

Both runs went unearned to Sale, who scattered just five hits over an eight- inning complete game. He fell one strikeout shy of his career-mark set on May 28, 2012 when he fanned 15 Tampa Bay Rays.

"When we're facing (Sale), we know that we're going to be facing one of the best," Altuve said. "We just try to do the best we can to get the hits and score the runs we need to win the game."

The White Sox didn't have much success against Bedard (2-3), though, with the lefty limiting Chicago to three hits and a sac fly -- which went unearned -- over six frames. He struck out six and Jose Veras notched his 12th save with a scoreless ninth.

Sale struck out seven through the first four innings and was staked to a 1-0 lead after a sac fly from Adam Dunn plated Paul Konerko, who led off with a double and moved to third on a passed ball.

However, the Chicago starter was let down the following frame by his infield, specifically Alexei Ramirez, who committed two errors in the frame.

The shortstop muffed a Ronny Cedeno grounder to start the inning, and later threw wide of second baseman Gordon Beckham while trying to turn a double- play. His throw went into right field and Cedeno was able to score easily. Altuve then sent the Astros in front by beating out an infield hit.

The White Sox put a base runner on in each of the last three frames, but never advanced past second base. They had just six hits for the contest.

"It is tough any time you let one slip away to start a road trip. Hopefully we collectively build off of this and feed off of this and bounce back for the rest of the road trip," Sale said.

Game Notes

Chicago came in as winners in three of four and had captured five of its last eight games in Houston ... The Astros only had five hits ... Konerko went 2- for-3 ... The White Sox were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

06/15 01:45:22 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
BRK 72
CHA 104
 
2nd
DUKE 74
WAKE 35
 
Final
LOS 4
CWS 6
 
Final
CLE 4
CIN 2
 
Final
TEX 2
KAN 13
 
Final
SFG 2
OAK 9
 
Final
SEA 4
SDP 3
 
Final
MIL 8
WMIL 0
 
Final
COL 3
ARI 6
 
Final
MIN 3
UMIN 1
 
Final
IND 105
NYK 82
 
Final
ORL 100
PHO 105
 
4th
BRK 72
CHA 104
 
4th
TOR 96
CLE 97
 
4th
BOS 74
UTA 70
 
3rd
MIN 51
DEN 66
 
3rd
NOP 52
DET 50
 
3rd
MIA 57
LAL 55
 
3rd
HOU 72
MEM 73
 
3rd
OKC 60
PHI 68
 
2nd
SAN 50
SAC 37
 
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GSW
MIL
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LAC
POR
Final
UNCA 80
LIB 70
 
Final
PSU 67
OSU 77
 
Final
USB 62
BING 57
 
Final
FORD 66
DUQ 81
 
Final
GMAS 51
GWU 67
 
Final
UNH 54
HART 52
 
Final
STJOE 55
LAS 50
 
Final
Terriers 79
LIU 70
 
Final
GTDNS 83
MAINE 66
 
Final
LOU 59
ND 71
 
Final
SHU 66
PROV 79
 
Final
BRY 91
SHU 85
 
Final
MORE 79
SEMIZ 74
 
Final
MNTER 58
RFLSH 73
 
Final
LSU 63
TENN 78
 
Final
SFLA 74
UCF 45
 
Final
VERM 66
UMBC 39
 
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 68
 
Final
UMASS 53
RICH 56
 
2nd
TULA 46
HOU 43
 
2nd
YALE 63
HOW 49
 
2nd
PITT 51
MIAMI 53
 
2nd
TXPA 35
NMST 45
 
2nd
MSU 41
PURD 34
 
2nd
STLU 37
BONA 48
 
2nd
DUKE 74
WAKE 35
 
1st
TULSA 11
CIN 14
 
1st
VANDY 24
MSST 32
 
1st
OKST 20
TCU 23
 
1st
UCLA 32
USC 19
 
1st
WYO 30
UTST 26
 
1st
MARQ 9
STJ 10
 
1st
EILL 0
SIUE 2
 
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FRES
AFA
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BSU
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COLST
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NEB
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ORST
OREG
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UNLV
SDST
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HAW
UCSB
 
2nd Intermission
WIN 0
OTT 3
 
2nd
DET 1
NYR 1
 
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ANA
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COL
PIT