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White Sox at Astros Series Preview: How to Watch, Probables, and More

Will the White Sox win streak continue?
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The Chicago White Sox are coming off the high of a three-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers. Following a day off on Thursday, the White Sox begin a three-game series with the Astros in Houston.

The South Siders are one game under .500 with a 30-31 record and swept a three-game series for only the second time this season. The Astros are on a two-game winning streak and lead the AL West division with a 39-24 record.

Chicago has scored three or more runs in seven straight games, winning four of those seven games. The bats are coming alive amid injuries and pitching issues. Although the Astros have a potent offense, in their last seven games, they've scored more than three runs in all but one game.

Within that span, the Astros lost four of the seven games mentioned, including a 5-1 loss to Miami last Sunday.

Chicago White Sox Injuries

  • Michael Kopech: Day-to-day (knee)
  • Jake Burger: Day-to-day (hand)
  • Kyle Crick: 15-day IL (elbow)
  • Liam Hendriks: 15-day IL (forearm)
  • Tim Anderson: Rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte (groin)
  • Yasmani Grandal: 10-day IL (back spasms)
  • Aaron Bummer: 15-day IL

Houston Astros Injuries

  • Forrest Whitley: Day-to-day (elbow)
  • Jake Meyers: 60-day IL (shoulder)
  • Jeremy Pena: 10-day IL
  • Jake Odorizzi: 15-day IL (foot)
  • Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-day IL (forearm)
  • Matthew Barefoot: day-to-day
  • Parker Mushinski: 15-day IL (elbow)
  • Blake Taylor: 15-day IL (elbow)
  • Taylor Jones: 60-day IL (back)

Probable Pitchers

Friday

White Sox: Lucas Giolito, RHP (4-2, 3.88 ERA, 1.44 WHIP)

Astros: Framber Valdez, LHP (6-3, 2.64 ERA, 1.13 WHIP)

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Saturday

White Sox: Johnny Cueto, RHP (0-3, 3.53 ERA, 1.21 WHIP)

Astros: Justin Verlander, RHP (8-2, 1.94 ERA, 0.81 WHIP)

Sunday

White Sox: TBD

Astros: Cristian Javier, RHP (3.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP)

How to Watch White Sox at Astros

Friday: 7:10 PM, Apple TV+, MLB.TV

Saturday: 3:10 PM AT&T SportsNet Southwest, NBC Sports Chicago, MLB.TV

Sunday: 6:00 PM ESPN, MLB.TV

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