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Astros 3, White Sox 1: McHugh, bullpen sharp in Astros win

Altuve goes oppo for his 24th home run.

Chicago White Sox v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Houston Astros having nothing more to play for except the top record in the American League and head into the playoffs on a high note.

The Astros did both on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park with a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Collin McHugh held the Pale Hose to one run over five innings, while striking out five and walking one.

The Sox one run came from a Jose Abreu double in the third inning. The Astros answered back in the fourth with a first-pitch home run in the fourth inning and a RBI double from Alex Bregman to put up 2-1.

George Springer led off the eighth with a double and moved to third on a Josh Reddick sacrifice bunt. Springer attempted to score on a groundout by Altuve but was initially called out by the home umpire, he believed both Springer missed the plate and catcher Kevan Smith missed the tag — until a second tag was applied.

But the play was review and Springer was called safe. Houston led 3-1.

The Astros collected 14 strikeouts over five pitchers and Ken Giles struck out three for his 32nd save of the season.