Verlander, Correa, Astros romp; Chisox pitcher passes out

CHICAGO (AP) Justin Verlander was so good, he had no need for what he felt was a gift from Tim Anderson. The ace right-hander offered a quick thank you, and Anderson let him know what he thought of the gesture.

The two exchanged words in the fifth inning, a fiery moment in another dominant performance for Verlander in Houston's 10-0 victory over the lowly Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

''I had everything working pretty well,'' he said.

Carlos Correa homered twice and George Springer drove in four runs in Houston's fourth straight victory. Brian McCann walked twice, scored two runs and contributed an RBI single in the Astros' five-run fourth.

The White Sox managed just two hits in their 10th loss in 11 games. But the deep slide became a secondary concern after a scary scene in the sixth.

Reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in Chicago's dugout after recording the last two outs in the top of the inning. He was attended to by team medical personnel and on-site EMTs. The White Sox said he regained consciousness before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance for further testing.

''It takes your breath away a little bit,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''One of your guys is down there and you have no idea what's going on. Again, the medical staff was like there right away the whole time and you know they called into the EMTs and somebody was already caring for him before they even got up.''

Verlander (3-0) pitched six innings of two-hit ball while improving to 2-0 with a microscopic 0.43 ERA in his last three starts. He also struck out five to reach 2,455 for his career, passing Sam McDowell for 38th on baseball's all-time Ks list.

The 35-year-old Verlander was cruising along with a 5-0 lead when Anderson drew his ire after he singled in the fifth for Chicago's first hit. He ran on a 3-0 pitch to Omar Narvaez that ended up being ball four.

Anderson then tried to steal third and Verlander picked him off, resulting in Narvaez being called out when both runners were on second. Already annoyed with Anderson celebrating his non-steal of second on Narvaez's walk, Verlander started chirping.

''Very thankful that he gave me an out and that's what I said and he didn't like that comment,'' Verlander said. ''But, hey, it's not my fault. That's his fault. I'm not going to let the situation dictate what I do out there. I'm going to slow everything down and that's what veterans can do. See the game, play the game, play the game the right way.

''He was a little overaggressive. I let him know it.''

The 24-year-old Anderson brushed off Verlander's criticism.

''I don't care what other people think, that don't bother me,'' he said.

The Astros grabbed control in the fourth. Springer had the big blow, a two-run double off James Shields (1-2) that turned into a Little League homer when Anderson's relay throw hit Marwin Gonzalez for an error.

Correa hit a two-run shot off Farquhar in the sixth and a solo drive off Carson Fulmer in the ninth. It was his seventh career multihomer game.

Joe Smith, Collin McHugh and Ken Giles each got three outs to complete the shutout for the Astros.

BACK AGAIN

Houston reliever Hector Rondon spent the previous five years with the Chicago Cubs, winning the World Series in 2016. He was non-tendered by the Cubs after last season and agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the champion Astros in December.

Rondon said his new team is better than his old one.

''I think (these) guys are way better, and not just because I'm here,'' he said. ''The way they play, the way they focus, the way they prepare is the difference. I think they're better than the (Cubs).''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: It was Giles' first appearance since Saturday. He had been sidelined by back tightness.

White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (arthroscopic left shoulder surgery) is back in Chicago for a couple days for a checkup with a team doctor and a side session in front of pitching coach Don Cooper. He is expected to begin pitching in extended spring training games in Arizona next week.

UP NEXT

Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel (0-3, 3.52 ERA) tries for his first win of the season Saturday. The 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner tossed eight solid innings in a 2-1 loss at Seattle on Monday night. Right-hander Lucas Giolito (0-2, 5.50 ERA) makes his first start for the White Sox since April 12 after the team had three straight games postponed last weekend by inclement weather in Minnesota.

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  • W: J. Verlander (3-0)L: J. Shields (1-2)
  • HR: HOU - C. Correa 2 (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Altuve 2B40100011.337.391.386.777-0.5
J. Marisnick CF10000010.120.120.240.360-0.5
C. Correa SS52332021.319.369.569.93813.0
J. Reddick RF50100011.246.358.474.8320.5
Y. Gurriel 1B51200001.276.290.517.8084.0
A. Bregman 3B41210110.231.333.321.6545.5
B. McCann C22110200.359.490.487.9776.0
E. Gattis C10000012.213.304.295.599-0.5
M. Gonzalez LF-2B31000104.182.286.273.5582.0
D. Fisher CF-LF41100015.139.179.278.4572.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B30000120.212.325.409.7342.0
    A. Garcia RF30000011.222.242.317.560-0.5
    T. Thompson RF10000000.125.125.125.2500.0
    J. Abreu 1B40100001.273.342.500.8421.0
    N. Delmonico LF30000101.265.368.347.7151.0
    W. Castillo DH30000032.237.293.474.766-1.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B30000010.255.306.418.725-0.5
    T. Anderson SS30100000.237.318.407.7251.0
    O. Narvaez C20000100.160.276.240.5160.0
    A. Engel CF30000011.167.265.190.456-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Springer 2 (6), Y. Gurriel (4), A. Bregman (4), D. Fisher
      • HR - C. Correa 2 (4)
      • RBI - G. Springer 4 (16), C. Correa 3 (17), A. Bregman (5), B. McCann (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Correa 2 (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Altuve
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Moncada (4)
      • CS - O. Narvaez (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - T. Anderson (4), A. Garcia
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Verlander (W, 3-0)6.02003501.100.7725.5
      J. Smith1.00000204.051.204.0
      C. McHugh1.00000101.040.813.5
      K. Giles1.00000003.001.003.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Verlander (W, 3-0)6.0
      J. Smith1.0
      C. McHugh1.0
      K. Giles1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (L, 1-2)5.18774406.171.71-7.0
      D. Farquhar0.22220115.630.75-3.5
      A. Bummer1.20000105.401.803.5
      C. Fulmer1.13110318.252.250.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (L, 1-2)5.1
      D. Farquhar0.2
      A. Bummer1.2
      C. Fulmer1.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Verlander 96-62, J. Smith 17-14, C. McHugh 7-6, K. Giles 9-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Verlander 4-8, K. Giles 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Verlander 22, J. Smith 3, C. McHugh 3, K. Giles 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 111-65, D. Farquhar 15-10, A. Bummer 22-13, C. Fulmer 24-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 5-6, A. Bummer 2-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 27, D. Farquhar 4, A. Bummer 5, C. Fulmer 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      G. Springer DH52240010.238.327.452.7799.5
      J. Altuve 2B40100011.337.391.386.777-0.5
      J. Marisnick CF10000010.120.120.240.360-0.5
      C. Correa SS52332021.319.369.569.93813.0
      J. Reddick RF50100011.246.358.474.8320.5
      Y. Gurriel 1B51200001.276.290.517.8084.0
      A. Bregman 3B41210110.231.333.321.6545.5
      B. McCann C22110200.359.490.487.9776.0
      E. Gattis C10000012.213.304.295.599-0.5
      M. Gonzalez LF-2B31000104.182.286.273.5582.0
      D. Fisher CF-LF41100015.139.179.278.4572.5
      Total391013924915-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        Y. Moncada 2B30000120.212.325.409.7342.0
        A. Garcia RF30000011.222.242.317.560-0.5
        T. Thompson RF10000000.125.125.125.2500.0
        J. Abreu 1B40100001.273.342.500.8421.0
        N. Delmonico LF30000101.265.368.347.7151.0
        W. Castillo DH30000032.237.293.474.766-1.5
        Y. Sanchez 3B30000010.255.306.418.725-0.5
        T. Anderson SS30100000.237.318.407.7251.0
        O. Narvaez C20000100.160.276.240.5160.0
        A. Engel CF30000011.167.265.190.456-0.5
        Total280200386-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Springer 2 (6), Y. Gurriel (4), A. Bregman (4), D. Fisher
          • HR - C. Correa 2 (4)
          • RBI - G. Springer 4 (16), C. Correa 3 (17), A. Bregman (5), B. McCann (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Correa 2 (4)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - J. Altuve
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - Y. Moncada (4)
          • CS - O. Narvaez (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - T. Anderson (4), A. Garcia
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Verlander (W, 3-0)6.02003501.100.7725.5
          J. Smith1.00000204.051.204.0
          C. McHugh1.00000101.040.813.5
          K. Giles1.00000003.001.003.0
          Total9.0200380---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Verlander (W, 3-0)6.0
          J. Smith1.0
          C. McHugh1.0
          K. Giles1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Shields (L, 1-2)5.18774406.171.71-7.0
          D. Farquhar0.22220115.630.75-3.5
          A. Bummer1.20000105.401.803.5
          C. Fulmer1.13110318.252.250.5
          Total9.0131010492---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Shields (L, 1-2)5.1
          D. Farquhar0.2
          A. Bummer1.2
          C. Fulmer1.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Verlander 96-62, J. Smith 17-14, C. McHugh 7-6, K. Giles 9-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Verlander 4-8, K. Giles 1-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Verlander 22, J. Smith 3, C. McHugh 3, K. Giles 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 111-65, D. Farquhar 15-10, A. Bummer 22-13, C. Fulmer 24-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 5-6, A. Bummer 2-2
          • Batters Faced - J. Shields 27, D. Farquhar 4, A. Bummer 5, C. Fulmer 7
          • 9TH INNING
            Correa homered to left center100
          • 6TH INNING
            Correa homered to right, Springer scored90
            Springer doubled to right, McCann and Fisher scored70
          • 4TH INNING
            Springer doubled to left, McCann, Springer and Gonzalez scored on shortstop Anderson fielding error50
            McCann singled to right, Bregman scored20
            Bregman singled to right, Gurriel scored, Bregman to second on right fielder Garcia fielding error10
          • 9TH INNING
            • C. Fulmer Pitching:
            • J. Marisnick: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
            • C. Correa: Correa homered to left center
            • J. Reddick: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Reddick fouled out to third
            • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel reached on an infield single to first
            • A. Bregman: Bregman doubled to deep center, Gurriel to third
            • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gattis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ken Giles relieved Collin McHugh
            • T. Thompson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Thompson fouled out to third
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Abreu flied out to deep center
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Delmonico grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Trayce Thompson in right
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to deep left
            • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Fisher grounded out to shortstop
            • Carson Fulmer relieved Aaron Bummer
            • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Springer struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Collin McHugh relieved Joe Smith
            • Evan Gattis catching
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez flied out to center
            • A. Engel: Engel popped out to second
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Aaron Bummer relieved Danny Farquhar
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gurriel grounded out to second
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
            • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McCann lined out to right
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Smith relieved Justin Verlander
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson fouled out to right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann walked
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Gonzalez popped out to shortstop
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Fisher doubled to deep right, McCann to third
            • Danny Farquhar relieved James Shields
            • G. Springer: Pickoff attempt to third, Foul, Springer doubled to right, McCann and Fisher scored
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Correa homered to right, Springer scored
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick flied out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jake Marisnick in center
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada grounded out to first
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia flied out to deep right
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Abreu reached on an infield single to third
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike looking, Delmonico flied out to right
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Reddick struck out looking
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel grounded out to second
            • A. Bregman: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bregman grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to third
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Anderson singled to left
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Narvaez walked, Anderson to second
            • A. Engel: Ball, Narvaez caught stealing, pitcher to third to second, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Engel lined out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • Y. Gurriel: Gurriel doubled to left
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Bregman singled to right, Gurriel scored, Bregman to second on right fielder Garcia fielding error
            • B. McCann: Strike looking, McCann singled to right, Bregman scored
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gonzalez walked, McCann to second
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Fisher lined out to center, McCann to third
            • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Springer doubled to left, McCann, Springer and Gonzalez scored on shortstop Anderson fielding error
            • J. Altuve: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Altuve singled to left
            • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking, Altuve caught stealing, catcher to second
            • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 2 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging, Moncada stole second
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Delmonico walked
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Springer flied out to deep center
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Altuve flied out to center
            • C. Correa: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Correa singled to center
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Reddick grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson flied out to left
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez flied out to shallow left
            • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Reddick reached on an infield single to second
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Gurriel popped out to second
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked, Reddick to second
            • B. McCann: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, McCann walked, Reddick to third, Bregman to second
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez flied out to shallow center
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Fisher struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • N. Delmonico: Foul, Strike looking, Delmonico popped out to catcher
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Shields Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Ball, Springer grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Strike looking, Altuve grounded out to second
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Correa struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Verlander Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Garcia fouled out to first
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Abreu lined out to center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)