Kyle Tucker belts a two-run home run to extend the Houston Astros' lead over the Chicago White Sox to 5-1 in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease was removed from Game 3 of the ALDS against the Houston Astros before the end of the second inning after allowing three runs on two hits and issuing three walks, and he left with two out in the frame.The White Sox need to win on Sunday to avoid elimination.Cease looked to be in top form to open the contest while recording three quick outs in the first. He struck out Alex Bregman with a 100-mph fastball to finish the inning.But things unraveled quickly in the second, with Cease issuing walks to Yordan Alvarez and Carlos Correa. Kyle Tucker then brought them both home with a double.Cease labored through three more batters before flame-throwing reliever Michael Kopech replaced him.Houston has pummeled Chicago's normally reliable starting pitching this series, plating 12 runs on 11 hits while drawing 10 walks over 9 2/3 innings.The Astros were also ruthless on social media after Cease received the early hook. Cease and desist.#ForTheH pic.twitter.com/GCsV2Gn0Q4 Houston Astros (@astros) October 11, 2021 Despite the disappointing outing on Sunday, Cease enjoyed a breakout season in 2021. He went 13-7 with a 3.91 ERA (3.40 FIP), 1.25 WHIP, and 226 strikeouts over 165 2/3 innings.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
The Houston Astros scored three runs in the second inning to take a 3-1 lead over the Chicago White Sox. Kyle Tucker drove in two runs with a double and Jake Meyers had an RBI single.
Watch as Ben Verlander reacts to game two of the ALDS series between the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros. On Flippin Bats, Verlander discusses the chances of a White Sox come back, Kyle Tucker's game two performance and reacts to fan tweets.
The Houston Astros scored five runs in the seventh inning of their 9-4 win over the Chicago White Sox. Carlos Correa drove in two runs with a double and Kyle Tucker added a two-run home run to finish it off. Houston now has a 2-0 lead over Chicago in the American League Division Series.