MLB Playoffs: Game 2 Summary White Sox vs Astros; Houston, dominant and increases its advantage

The saying goes that ‘horse that reaches, wins’ and that was applied very well by the ninth of the Houston Astros, who, rowing against the current, took Game 2 out of the American League Division Series to Chicago White Sox, by winning nine runs by four and leading 2-0 in the scheduled best-of-five battle.

The actions were staged at the Minute Maid Park, home of the Texans, who, supported by 41,315 fans, were already placed to a success of the Championship Series of the young circuit, which would be against Boston or Tampa Bay:

For now, on Friday, Astros trailed 2-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning, where they tied the duel with a hit from Cuban champion bat, Yuli Gurriel. It was in the seventh when Houston took off with a five-run cluster, capped with a one-on-base HR by Kyle Tucker.

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On pitching, Ryne Stanek was the winner, while left-hander Aaron Bummer failed; Sunday is Game 3, but already at Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Southsiders, who will be out if they lose. Venezuelan rookie Luis Garcia will start for the Astros against possibly left-hander Carlos Rodón or right-hander Dylan Cease. Dallas Keuchel is off the list.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. BA in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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