White Sox manager Robin Ventura said it might take “a while” to bounce back from an ugly loss to the Astros on Monday night.
It actually took about eight innings Tuesday.
The Sox used a three-run eighth to fuel a 4-3 victory over the Astros at U.S. Cellular Field
Jordan Danks’ career-high third hit of the evening was a two-out, two-RBI single up the middle off Astros left-hander Erik Bedard to win it.
The Astros took the early 1-0 edge Tuesday when Matt Dominguez hit an RBI double to right field in the fourth inning. He drove in Jason Castro, who drew a walk from Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia hit a single to drive in Alexei Ramirez in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 1-1.
Dominguez had his second RBI of the night on a single to left field to give the Astros a 2-1 lead in the sixth. The Astros took a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning. Chris Carter hit an RBI single off Sox reliever Jake Petricka after Quintana gave up two hits with two outs.
Paul Konerko had an RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning to cut the Astros’ lead to 3-2. The Sox loaded the bases to set up Danks’ winning hit.
On Monday, the Astros hit five home runs, including two with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Sox made costly mistakes in just their second loss in 10 games.