Giles struck out Leury Garcia to open the inning. But fell behind top prospect Yoan Moncada 2-0 in his second at-bat. Moncada was able to get a hold of a 98-MPH fastball and flip the other way into the front row of the left center field bleachers for a home run. Tying the game at 2-2.
The Astros would get hits in each of the two extra innings but couldn’t put across a run. But Moncada completed the defeat of the Astros with a walk-off single after Leury Garcia singled and moved to second on an error
The Astros were swept by the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, a new low for the Astros. The sky may be falling after all.
Jake Marsinick blasted his 14th home run of the season and Marwin Gonzalez added a nice double in the sixth to score a run. But the Astros couldn’t solve Carlos Rodon and hurt themselves when they had a chance.
For example, the Astros ran themselves into two outs in the second inning. J.D. Davis grounded into a double play in the third. Altuve grounded into a double play in the fourth.
Brad Peacock allowed one run over 6 1⁄3 innings, scattering seven hits and striking out five while walking one.