Jiménez hits 2 HR, White Sox turn triple play to beat Astros

HOUSTON (AP) The Chicago White Sox used a rare combination to beat the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Charlie Tilson hit a grand slam for his first career homer and the White Sox turned the only triple play in the majors this season during a 9-4 victory.

It's the first time in franchise history the White Sox have smacked a grand slam and pulled off a triple play in the same game - and only the fourth time a major league team has done it since 1979. The last club to accomplish the feat was the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 8, 2017.

''The guys today swung the bats very well,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''All around just a pretty good game with a few double plays and a triple play to boot.''

Eloy Jimenez homered twice for Chicago, and Tilson's slam highlighted a six-run sixth inning.

A night after managing just one hit in a 5-1 loss, the White Sox got going early in this one, with Jimenez connecting in the second inning and Jose Abreu adding a solo shot in the fourth to give them a 2-0 lead.

The Astros got a homer from Alex Bregman in a three-run fourth to go on top before Chicago's big inning.

Leury Garcia got things started in the sixth with a single and went to second on an error by left fielder Michael Brantley. The White Sox tied it at 3 when Garcia scored on a single by Yoan Moncada.

Abreu singled before Gerrit Cole (4-5) was chased by James McCann's RBI double that put Chicago up 4-3. He was replaced by Josh James, who walked Yonder Alonso to load the bases. There were two outs when Tilson, who has played 58 games over three big league seasons, launched a 98 mph fastball into the right field seats to extend the lead to 8-3.

''It was very special,'' Tilson said. ''A long time coming, but couldn't have asked for a better moment to do it.''

Jimenez, who was 0 for 7 in his first two games after spending almost a month on the injured list with an ankle problem, added a second solo homer in the eighth for the rookie's second career multihomer game.

''It was a couple of tough days, especially yesterday,'' Jimenez said. ''It was good for me because it was against one of the best pitchers, too. He's got really good stuff.''

White Sox starter Ivan Nova (3-4) allowed 10 hits but just three runs in seven-plus innings to bounce back after giving up nine runs in his previous start. He was helped by a defense that turned four double plays and ended the third inning with Chicago's first triple play since July 2016 against Atlanta.

With runners on first and second, speedy Jake Marisnick hit a grounder down the third base line to Moncada. He stepped on the bag for the first out and threw to Yolmer Sanchez at second. Sanchez relayed to first, where the ball just beat Marisnick.

''It takes a perfect alignment of the stars,'' Astros manager AJ Hinch said. ''It was not our night.''

Because he was in the perfect spot to grab Marisnick's grounder, Moncada thought the White Sox might be able to get three outs as soon as he touched third.

''Honestly, yes,'' he said through a translator. ''I just reacted and from there the play was easy.''

Houston last hit into a triple play on April 19, 2018, against the Mariners.

Cole yielded seven hits and six runs while striking out seven in five-plus innings.

''I was just off,'' he said. ''It wasn't a good night. I wasn't synced up enough in my delivery.''

Abreu, who broke up Justin Verlander's no-hit bid with a homer in the seventh inning Tuesday night, went deep with one out in the fourth to make it 2-0.

Bregman cut the lead to one on his homer with one out in the fourth. Brantley followed with a single before scoring on a double by Carlos Correa to tie it. Correa, who reached third on the throw home, evaded a tag to score on a sacrifice fly by Aledmys Diaz that put Houston on top 3-2.

Bregman's homer extended Houston's streak of games with at least one to 19, which ties the longest run in franchise history. The Astros also homered in 19 straight games in 2017.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: OF George Springer took swings for the first time since leaving Sunday's game with stiffness in his lower back. Hinch said Springer is improving but still day to day. ... 2B Jose Altuve (hamstring) did extensive running and is moving closer to a rehab assignment.

THEY SAID IT

Hinch on all the double plays and the triple play the White Sox turned: ''Four plus one. That's a lot of outs. They come fast ... it ends rallies. The craziest one when you have Jake up and he hits a bullet down the line. He's standing there, and that should have been a sign of bad things to come.''

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito (5-1, 3.35 ERA) pitches the series finale Thursday. Giolito allowed three hits and one run over five innings against the Blue Jays in his last start to extend his winning streak to a career-high four games.

Astros: RHP Corbin Martin (1-0, 3.86) is scheduled to make his third career start. The rookie yielded five hits and three runs in four innings last time out against the Red Sox.

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  • W: I. Nova (3-4)L: G. Cole (4-5)
  • HR: CHW - C. Tilson (1), J. Abreu (12), E. Jimenez 2 (5), HOU - A. Bregman (15)
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L. Garcia CF51100020.274.309.357.6661.0
Y. Moncada 3B51210010.281.340.503.8435.5
J. Abreu 1B41211021.265.320.524.8446.0
J. McCann C41110011.340.381.538.9183.5
Y. Alonso DH21000210.178.287.318.6062.5
E. Jimenez LF43222014.233.281.422.70312.5
T. Anderson SS40100013.322.352.491.8430.5
C. Tilson RF41141021.304.339.393.7328.0
Y. Sanchez 2B40000011.217.311.287.598-0.5
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    J. Reddick RF40110001.331.384.461.8452.0
    A. Bregman 3B31211102.272.398.574.9729.0
    M. Brantley LF41100005.325.372.555.9272.0
    C. Correa SS41210012.297.360.571.9324.5
    A. Diaz 2B30110003.279.313.512.8242.0
    T. White 1B40100011.233.320.322.6430.5
    T. Kemp DH31100111.250.316.426.7423.5
    R. Chirinos C30200000.254.380.491.8723.0
    J. Marisnick CF40100014.284.344.545.8890.5
    G. Cole P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. McCann (9)
      • HR - J. Abreu (12), E. Jimenez 2 (5), C. Tilson
      • RBI - Y. Moncada (30), J. Abreu (40), J. McCann (12), E. Jimenez 2 (10), C. Tilson 4 (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Jimenez (4), C. Tilson 4 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McCann, E. Jimenez
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Correa (13), T. Kemp (2)
      • HR - A. Bregman (15)
      • SF - J. Reddick (3), A. Diaz (4)
      • RBI - J. Reddick (14), A. Bregman (35), C. Correa (33), A. Diaz (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Bregman 2 (2), M. Brantley 2 (2), A. Diaz 2 (2), T. Kemp
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Moncada (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 4 (Nova-Anderson-Abreu; Anderson-Sanchez-Abreu; Anderson-Sanchez-Abreu; Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
      • TP - (Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
      • E - T. Anderson (10)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Marisnick
      • DP - (Marisnick-Correa-White)
      • E - M. Brantley
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (W, 3-4)7.010331316.961.7718.5
      J. Osich1.00000003.521.113.0
      T. Vieira0.12111103.861.71-3.5
      A. Colome0.20000001.830.610.0
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (W, 3-4)7.0
      J. Osich1.0
      T. Vieira0.1
      A. Colome0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Cole (L, 4-5)5.07661724.111.08-0.5
      J. James1.01221115.111.22-0.5
      C. Devenski1.01000205.301.453.0
      B. Rodgers2.01110214.500.505.0
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Cole (L, 4-5)5.0
      J. James1.0
      C. Devenski1.0
      B. Rodgers2.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - I. Nova 2 (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 94-65, J. Osich 16-8, T. Vieira 22-11, A. Colome 6-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 11-2
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 29, J. Osich 3, T. Vieira 4, A. Colome 2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 92-62, J. James 17-9, C. Devenski 18-12, B. Rodgers 37-27
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 5-2, J. James 1-1, B. Rodgers 2-2
      • Batters Faced - G. Cole 22, J. James 5, C. Devenski 4, B. Rodgers 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      L. Garcia CF51100020.274.309.357.6661.0
      Y. Moncada 3B51210010.281.340.503.8435.5
      J. Abreu 1B41211021.265.320.524.8446.0
      J. McCann C41110011.340.381.538.9183.5
      Y. Alonso DH21000210.178.287.318.6062.5
      E. Jimenez LF43222014.233.281.422.70312.5
      T. Anderson SS40100013.322.352.491.8430.5
      C. Tilson RF41141021.304.339.393.7328.0
      Y. Sanchez 2B40000011.217.311.287.598-0.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Reddick RF40110001.331.384.461.8452.0
        A. Bregman 3B31211102.272.398.574.9729.0
        M. Brantley LF41100005.325.372.555.9272.0
        C. Correa SS41210012.297.360.571.9324.5
        A. Diaz 2B30110003.279.313.512.8242.0
        T. White 1B40100011.233.320.322.6430.5
        T. Kemp DH31100111.250.316.426.7423.5
        R. Chirinos C30200000.254.380.491.8723.0
        J. Marisnick CF40100014.284.344.545.8890.5
        G. Cole P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. James P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Devenski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        B. Rodgers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total32412412419-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. McCann (9)
          • HR - J. Abreu (12), E. Jimenez 2 (5), C. Tilson
          • RBI - Y. Moncada (30), J. Abreu (40), J. McCann (12), E. Jimenez 2 (10), C. Tilson 4 (7)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Jimenez (4), C. Tilson 4 (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McCann, E. Jimenez
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Correa (13), T. Kemp (2)
          • HR - A. Bregman (15)
          • SF - J. Reddick (3), A. Diaz (4)
          • RBI - J. Reddick (14), A. Bregman (35), C. Correa (33), A. Diaz (22)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Bregman 2 (2), M. Brantley 2 (2), A. Diaz 2 (2), T. Kemp
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - Y. Moncada (5)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 4 (Nova-Anderson-Abreu; Anderson-Sanchez-Abreu; Anderson-Sanchez-Abreu; Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
          • TP - (Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
          • E - T. Anderson (10)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Marisnick
          • DP - (Marisnick-Correa-White)
          • E - M. Brantley
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          I. Nova (W, 3-4)7.010331316.961.7718.5
          J. Osich1.00000003.521.113.0
          T. Vieira0.12111103.861.71-3.5
          A. Colome0.20000001.830.610.0
          Total9.01244241---
          PITCHERSIP
          I. Nova (W, 3-4)7.0
          J. Osich1.0
          T. Vieira0.1
          A. Colome0.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Cole (L, 4-5)5.07661724.111.08-0.5
          J. James1.01221115.111.22-0.5
          C. Devenski1.01000205.301.453.0
          B. Rodgers2.01110214.500.505.0
          Total9.010992124---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Cole (L, 4-5)5.0
          J. James1.0
          C. Devenski1.0
          B. Rodgers2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - I. Nova 2 (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 94-65, J. Osich 16-8, T. Vieira 22-11, A. Colome 6-4
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 11-2
          • Batters Faced - I. Nova 29, J. Osich 3, T. Vieira 4, A. Colome 2
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 92-62, J. James 17-9, C. Devenski 18-12, B. Rodgers 37-27
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 5-2, J. James 1-1, B. Rodgers 2-2
          • Batters Faced - G. Cole 22, J. James 5, C. Devenski 4, B. Rodgers 7
          • 9TH INNING
            Reddick hit sacrifice fly to center, Kemp scored94
          • 8TH INNING
            Jimenez homered to right center93
          • 6TH INNING
            Tilson homered to right center, McCann, Alonso and Jimenez scored83
            McCann doubled to deep left, Moncada scored, Abreu to third43
            Moncada singled to right, Garcia scored33
          • 4TH INNING
            Diaz hit sacrifice fly to center, Correa scored23
            Correa doubled to right, Brantley scored, Correa to third22
            Bregman homered to left21
            Abreu homered to center20
          • 2ND INNING
            Jimenez homered to center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • B. Rodgers Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Garcia grounded out to third
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Thyago Vieira relieved Josh Osich
            • T. White: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, White struck out swinging
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kemp walked
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Chirinos singled to left, Kemp to second
            • J. Marisnick: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Marisnick singled to right, Kemp to third, Chirinos to second
            • Alex Colome relieved Thyago Vieira
            • J. Reddick: Foul, Ball, Reddick hit sacrifice fly to center, Kemp scored
            • A. Bregman: Strike swinging, Ball, Bregman popped out to first
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Brady Rodgers relieved Chris Devenski
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
            • E. Jimenez: Jimenez homered to right center
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson flied out to deep right
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Tilson grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • J. Reddick: Reddick singled to left
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Bregman singled to left center, Reddick to second
            • Josh Osich relieved Ivan Nova
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Ball, Brantley flied out to left
            • C. Correa: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Correa flied out to left
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Diaz flied out to deep right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Chris Devenski relieved Josh James
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Moncada singled to right
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • J. McCann: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moncada stole second, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, McCann lined out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Kemp struck out looking
            • R. Chirinos: Chirinos safe at first on shortstop Anderson fielding error
            • J. Marisnick: Ball, Marisnick grounded into double play third to second to first, Chirinos out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 6TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Garcia singled to left, Garcia to second on left fielder Brantley fielding error
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moncada singled to right, Garcia scored
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Abreu singled to right center, Moncada to third
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, McCann doubled to deep left, Moncada scored, Abreu to third
            • Josh James relieved Gerrit Cole
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Alonso walked
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jimenez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Abreu out at home, McCann to third, Alonso to second
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • C. Tilson: Ball, Tilson homered to right center, McCann, Alonso and Jimenez scored
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez lined out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Correa singled to left
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Correa out at second
            • T. White: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, White grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Anderson singled to center
            • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez flied into double play center to shortstop to first, Anderson out at first
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Chirinos singled to left
            • J. Marisnick: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marisnick struck out swinging
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Reddick flied out to left
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked, Chirinos to second
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Brantley grounded out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Abreu homered to center
            • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alonso walked
            • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bregman homered to left
            • M. Brantley: Ball, Strike looking, Brantley singled to right
            • C. Correa: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Correa doubled to right, Brantley scored, Correa to third
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Diaz hit sacrifice fly to center, Correa scored
            • T. White: Strike looking, White singled to center
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Foul, Kemp grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • C. Tilson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Kemp doubled to deep right
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chirinos hit by pitch
            • J. Marisnick: Ball, Foul, Marisnick grounded into triple play third to second to first, Kemp out at third, Chirinos out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, McCann lined out to right
            • Y. Alonso: Foul, Alonso grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jimenez homered to center
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Correa struck out swinging
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Diaz reached on an infield single to second
            • T. White: White grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Diaz out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • G. Cole Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia grounded out to first
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Reddick grounded out to second
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Bregman hit by pitch
            • M. Brantley: Brantley grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Bregman out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)