Astros 8, White Sox 2: Carter, Dominguez tee off on White Sox

Bob Levey

Brad Peacock hold Chicago to two runs as Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez go yard.

Astros can haz all the wins? Houston has won two straight series for the first time since mid-August last season. They are 6-4 in their last ten games. It's a bit early to say happy times are here again, but it's much more fun to watch winning baseball, right?

Matt Dominguez provided the power, hitting two home runs and collecting four RBIs. He now has seven home runs, four more than he had last year at this time. Dominguez is still walking about seven percent of the time, which pushed his on-base percentage up over .315. 

Another guy who's having a great run right now is Dexter Fowler. He reached base twice, on a double and a walk, raising his batting average up to .267 and his on-base percentage to .375. In his last 10 games, Fowler is hitting .303 and has raised his batting average to its highest mark since April 12, his eighth game of the season. He's now hitting slightly better in both batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage than he did last year in Colorado.

On the mound, Brad Peacock benefited from all those early runs, throwing 6 2/3 innings while allowing two runs and four walks with five strikeouts. Josh Fields and Jerome Williams each pitched effectively in relief.

Overall, it was a good win, pushing Houston up to 7-9 for the month of May. They've also outscored opponents 73-72 this month, suggesting the uptick in play could be legitimate. A long road trip to Los Angeles, Seattle and Kansas City should test whether that success is real or not.

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