Astros power past White Sox, 11-9
Maxwell hit two-run homer
CHICAGO — Justin Maxwell, Jose Altuve, J.D.Martinez and Brett Wallace all homered to lead the Houston Astros to an 11-9 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Maxwell’s two-run shot in the fifth put the Astros ahead, 4-3. He also singled, walked and scored two runs. His homer was estimated at 461 feet, curling just inside the left-field foul pole into the second deck.
Altuve hit a two-run shot in the eighth to cap the Astros’ offense. Altuve drove in three runs and stole home on the back end of a double steal in the sixth.
Martinez homered on first pitch of the second, and Wallace added a solo shot in a five-run sixth for Houston that broke the game open.
Adam Dunn hit his 20th homer of the season and Paul Konerko added his 12th for the White Sox.
Lucas Harrell (6-4) tied a career high by going 7 1-3 innings, winning his first start against his former team. He gave up five runs and six hits and struck out five.
Brett Myers got the last outs for his 15th save.
White Sox starter Phil Humber (2-4), gave up the first three Houston homers, matching his career worst. He gave up six runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings and struck out nine.