White is not in the lineup Monday against the Mariners. White has started 11 consecutive games, slashing .270/.378/.514 with one homer and 10 RBI over that stretch. Evan Gattis will step in as DH in his place, hitting seventh.
White went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks. White snapped a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning after the Diamondbacks were unable to turn a groundball into a double play. He made Arizona pay by smoking a first-pitch slider into right field for a ground-rule double -- the first extra-base hit the Astros had against starter Zack Grienke. For White, it was the seventh time in the last nine games he's knocked in at least one run. Over those nine games, he's gone 9-for-28 with six extra-base hits and nine RBI.
White went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI on Sunday against the Red Sox. White came through with a clutch two-RBI double in the sixth inning to pull the Astros within a run. He continues to swing the bat well, now recording six extra-base hits across his last 10 games, during which he has driven in nine runs and scored seven runs. As a result of that productivity, he continues to see regular at-bats toward the middle of the Astros lineup.
White is not starting Monday against the Twins. White sits after starting 13 of the last 14 games. He's certainly earned a regular role, hitting .306/.384/.634 with 11 homers in 43 games on the season. Evan Gattis will be the Astros' designated hitter Monday.
White went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Angels. There hasn't been any slowing down White, who's launched three homers and driven in eight runs over the last four games. He's been hitting with regularity since his callup in late July, which has moved him into the primary DH role ahead of Evan Gattis.
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