Chicago White Sox have a 6th inning to forget, allowing 10 runs in a 13-3 loss to the Houston Astros

The Chicago White Sox returned to Minute Maid Park for the first time since Game 2 of the 2021 American League Division Series.

Lucas Giolito started that game for the Sox. And he was on the mound Friday.

It wasn’t the Sox’s day then. And it certainly wasn’t Friday night.

It all fell apart for the Sox in the sixth, when the team surrendered 10 runs in a 13-3 loss in front of 35,467.

“Once it got away, it got away,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said.

The Astros hit three homers in the inning, including a grand slam by Michael Brantley against reliever Matt Foster. Yordan Alvarez hit a two-run homer off Foster, and Kyle Tucker hit a solo home run against Tanner Banks.

The Astros sent 14 to the plate on the way to taking control of the game.

“I walked the leadoff batter and I fell behind pretty much everyone I faced,” Giolito said of the sixth. “Didn’t execute pitches at all. That’s really it.

“At the end of the day I just need to be better. This is pretty God-awful. That’s pretty much it. Third time through the lineup, need to execute my pitches.”

Giolito allowed eight runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and three walks in five-plus innings. He exited after facing five batters without recording an out in the sixth.

“I have to be able to utilize my pitches,” Giolito said. “But I put myself in a really bad spot, walking the leadoff batter, losing the changeup, not throwing my best offspeed pitch for a strike puts me in a hole. Credit to them — they didn’t miss when I did miss.”

The Sox played a majority of the game without third baseman Yoán Moncada, who left in the third inning with right hamstring tightness. He is being evaluated, the team …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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