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|Homers Pace Astros Over White Sox
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Jed Lowrie, Brett Wallace and Brian Bogusevic homered and the Houston Astros got a strong effort from their bullpen to beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Friday night.
Houston's win was just its third in the last 13 games. Chicago lost for the fourth time in 15 games.
Lowrie's 11th homer, following a two-out walk to Jordan Schafer, gave the Astros a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning. Chicago starter Gavin Floyd (4-6) , who has given up six homers in his last two starts, walked two and struck out nine over six innings.
Wallace had a solo shot off Floyd in the second, and Bogusevic delivered a three-run homer in the ninth off Will Ohman.
Wandy Rodriguez (5-4) gave up nine hits and three runs in 5 1-3 innings. Four relievers pitched shutout ball over the final 3 2-3 innings.
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