The Houston Astros dominated the Chicago White Sox with a 6-1 victory in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday at Minute Maid Park. The Astros earned the win behind pitcher Lance McCullers’ stellar 6.2 shutout innings. Houston’s Jake Meyers earned the first run for his team with an RBI single to right field in the second inning, and the team scored two more runs in the third inning before Michael Brantley broke the game open with a two-run single.
The White Sox tried to make their mark during the eighth inning when Jose Abreu’s RBI single gave the White Sox their first run. With runners on first and second and two outs, Kendall Graveman got Yasmani Grandal to line out to center to end the threat.
The Astros and White Sox will meet again on Friday at 2:07 p.m. ET for Game 2 of the series in Houston. Lucas Giolito is scheduled to pitch for the White Sox, with Framber Valdez set to take the mound for the Astros.
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