Dominguez Slugs Astros To Series Win
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Matt Dominguez hit a pair of 2-run homers as the Astros beat the Chicago White Sox Sunday at Minute Maid Park 8-2.
The win gives the Astros back-to-back series wins for the first time all season.
Chris Carter put the Astros on the board when he started the second inning with his sixth home run of the season. Later in the frame, Jonathan Villar singled home Jesus Guzman, who had walked, and L.J. Hoes, who doubled to make it a 3-0 game. Villar scored the fourth run of the inning thanks to an error on catcher Adrian Nieto when he stole third.
Nieto got the White Sox on the board when he singled in a run in the third, but Matt Dominguez made it a 6-1 game with his sixth home run of the season in the bottom of the inning, and he hit home run number seven after a Dexter Fowler walk in the fifth.
After allowing the run in the third, Brad Peacock kept Chicago off the board until the seventh when Nieto doubled in a run, knocking him out of the game. He did throw 6.2 innings and earned his first win. Josh Fields retired all four batters he faced and Jerome Williams got the last three outs of the game.
Villar had two hits for Houston, but left the game in the fifth inning with a right hand contusion.
All nine Astros that started game reached base.
Nieto had hits in all three at bats for the White Sox.
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