Reed struggles as White Sox lose 10-8 to Astros

Andre Rienzo had a shaky start and Addison Reed struggled in the

ninth.

It was that kind of game for the Chicago White Sox.

Reed yielded consecutive homers with two out in the ninth

inning, sending the White Sox to a 10-8 loss to the Houston Astros

on Monday night.

”That’s kind of the story of our year. We look good one series

and then do something like this,” Reed said. ”They did everything

they could to get me in the game and like I said before, it was on

me. I could have avoided it but I made a couple bad pitches.”

Reed (5-2) struck out Jose Altuve and Jason Castro before Matt

Dominguez hit a drive to left for his 19th homer. Chris Carter then

went deep for his second homer of the game and No. 25 on the

year.

The White Sox loaded the bases in the bottom half but Jordan

Lyles struck out Avisail Garcia looking to end the game.

Lyles, who’s made 20 starts, was scheduled to throw a bullpen

session Monday or pitch in the game. And because of Houston’s

six-man rotation, he was needed to finish the victory.

”It’s just one of those last-minute things,” Lyles said.

David Martinez (1-0) allowed three runs and five hits in 2 2-3

innings but managed to get his first major league win.

Alejandro De Aza tied a career high with four hits for the White

Sox, who had won eight of 10. Adam Dunn hit a two-run shot in the

sixth to become second lefty hitter in White Sox history with

consecutive 30-homer seasons, joining Jim Thome from 2006-08.

”You know, it’s just one of those where guys were swinging the

bats, guys weren’t pitching very well and a lot of runs were

scored,” Chicago manager Robin Ventura said.

The White Sox hurt themselves with three wild pitches, and one

Houston batter reached on a dropped third strike. Garcia made an

error in right in the second that allowed two runs to score, and De

Aza was tagged out at third after hesitating on a grounder between

home and the pitcher’s mound.

The Astros squandered a five-run lead and trailed 8-7 before

Carter hit a tying RBI single in the seventh inning.

Rienzo allowed seven runs, five earned, and nine hits in six

innings. He also yielded three home runs.

”Tough night for me,” Rienzo said. ”I missed a couple

spots.”

NOTES: Garcia returned to the lineup after leaving Sunday’s game

against Texas in the fourth inning. Garcia collided with the

right-field fence on Jeff Baker’s two-run homer and was removed

after getting checked out by a trainer and Ventura. Garcia said he

felt better Monday. Ventura explained that Garcia came out of

Sunday’s game because of a dehydration issue and it was not

concussion related. … One day after getting ejected by crew chief

Jerry Layne while exchanging the pregame lineup card, White Sox

bench coach Mark Parent admitted he ”pretty much knew” he would

be ejected for his comments. Parent, whose ejection was his second

of the season and third of his career, did not reveal what he said

to Lane but acknowledged it stemmed from Saturday’s game against

the Rangers. … Houston RHP Paul Clemens will be recalled from

Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Tuesday’s game. The Astros will

announce a corresponding move. . Astros OF Robbie Grossman’s

two-out double in the fourth inning extended his hitting streak to

a career-high 13 games.