Astros and White Sox split doubleheader

CHICAGO (AP) Ivan Nova sparkled for nine innings to stay on a roll. Gerrit Cole's hot streak was put on hold before he even threw a pitch.

Nova tossed a four-hitter and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of an injury to Cole, one of Houston's aces, for a 4-1 win and split of their doubleheader on Tuesday.

Houston won the first game 6-2 behind six solid innings from Zack Greinke in his second start with the Astros and solo home runs by George Springer and Jose Altuve.

Cole, 14-5 with a 2.87 ERA, was listed on the lineup for the nightcap, but the right-hander didn't start after experiencing right hamstring discomfort while he warmed up. He was set to try for his 11th straight win. Instead righty Chris Devenski (2-1) took the mound and lasted just two innings in taking the loss.

''Right before the game, (bullpen coach) Josh Miller called down and told me that his hammy wasn't feeling very good and he didn't feel like he could continue,'' manager A.J. Hinch said.

Cole went straight to the clubhouse for treatment and will undergo additional tests.

''He doesn't think it's that serious,'' Hinch said. ''We hope that it's mild, but it was literally a couple minutes before the game.''

Nova (8-9) limited high-scoring Houston to one unearned run and walked none in his second complete game this season and 10th of his career as he improved to 4-0 with a 0.49 ERA in his last five starts. After hitting Carlos Correa with a pitch in the fourth, the right hander retired 16 straight batters.

''I wish I could pitch like that against everybody,'' Nova said. ''I think I'm locating my pitches better, throwing more strikes.

''But it's the same sequence I always use. I'm just getting good results.''

Earlier this season, Nova's pitches were tailing back into the heart of the strike zone. Now they're staying on the fringes.

''He's hitting his spots more,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''I think he's been executing a lot cleaner recently.''

Ryan Goins drove in two runs with a single to cap Chicago's three-run second inning. Ryan Cordell doubled in a run and Adam Engel added an RBI single.

Devenski allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits in his first start of the season and seventh of his career. His error on Cordell's grounder down the first-base line in the second helped set up Chicago's rally.

''Devo did great,'' Hinch said. ''He just didn't field his position.''

Three Astros releivers - Joe Biagini, Hector Rondon and Joe Smith - followed and allowed one run the rest of the way.

Springer drove in the lone run for the Astros in the second game after connecting on the first pitch of the day then throwing out a runner at the plate from right field in the opener.

Springer said he was ready for an opening fastball from hard-throwing White Sox rookie Dylan Cease. He sent a 467-foot shot to the back of the left field stands.

''The only uncertainty was how hard it was going to be,'' Springer said. ''Obviously, it was going to be anywhere from 94 to 98 (mph). I just decided to swing.''

Greinke was close to the form the Astros hoped for when they traded for the right-hander to create an imposing rotation, including Cole.

But he says he still needs to work on a few things.

''My off-speed command was pretty good, but my fastball command is still a work in progress,'' Greinke said.

Greinke (12-4) allowed two runs on seven hits in winning for the second time since Houston acquired him from Arizona in a deal at the trade deadline. The 35-year-old struck out six, walked two and hit a batter in a 102-pitch outing that was sharper than his Astros debut last week when he allowed five runs in six innings to Colorado.

Will Harris, Ryan Pressly and Collin McHugh each followed Greinke with a perfect inning.

Making his seventh start, Cease (2-5) allowed four runs in six-plus innings. The rookie right-hander yielded five hits and walked five.

Tuesday's straight doubleheader was scheduled after Monday night's game was postponed by rain.

NO REVENGE

The last team to beat Cole was the White Sox on May 22 in Houston.

EXTRAS

INF/OF Myles Straw was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock as Houston's 26th man for the second game and started in center field .RHP Jose Ruiz rejoined the White Sox from Triple-A Charlotte for the nightcap.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: INF Alex Bregman didn't start either game due to a sore shoulder suffered when he was hit by a pitch on Sunday. . RHP Brad Peacock (right shoulder discomfort) was in Houston's clubhouse following two rehab appearances for Triple-A Round Rock and said he felt ''really good.'' Manager A.J. Hinch said Peacock will return to the minors for one or two more outings, starting on Thursday, before rejoining the Astros as a reliever. Peacock was 6-6 with a 4.13 ERA in 17 games (15 starts) before going on the IL on June 28. ... RHP Josh James (sore right shoulder) threw 20 pitches in Florida on Sunday. Hinch said the next step will be to intensify James' rehab program.

White Sox: INF/OF Leury Garcia (bruised finger on right hand) sat out both games. ... Manager Rick Renteria said 3B Yoan Moncada (strained right hamstring) is progressing as he works out with the team, but there's no timetable for his return.

UP NEXT: Astros LHP Wade Miley (11-4, 2.99) faces White Sox LHP Ross Detwiler (1-3, 5.35) in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon. Miley has wins in five straight decisions with a 2.11 ERA in an seven-game span, and has won three straight starts.

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  • W: I. Nova (8-9)L: C. Devenski (2-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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G. Springer RF40210000.299.384.593.9773.0
J. Altuve 2B40000002.303.365.552.9170.0
Y. Alvarez DH40100000.346.427.7091.1371.0
C. Correa SS30000001.289.360.561.9211.0
Y. Gurriel 1B30000001.302.337.541.8780.0
J. Reddick LF30000011.268.309.390.699-0.5
A. Diaz 3B31100000.273.327.485.8122.0
M. Maldonado C30000011.210.283.347.630-0.5
M. Straw CF30000011.244.361.305.666-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Goins 3B40220021.298.398.452.8503.0
    T. Anderson SS40000013.316.339.480.819-0.5
    J. Abreu DH40100010.273.314.481.7950.5
    J. McCann C41200001.286.341.455.7963.0
    E. Jimenez LF40100013.237.293.451.7440.5
    M. Skole 1B31100101.259.310.296.6073.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B31100114.244.306.317.6232.5
    A. Engel CF41110005.221.285.345.6303.0
    R. Cordell RF30110004.230.288.361.6503.0
      BATTING
      • RBI - G. Springer (67)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Altuve, C. Correa, J. Reddick
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Cordell (7)
      • RBI - R. Goins 2 (9), A. Engel (14), R. Cordell (20)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Goins 2 (5), A. Engel (3), R. Cordell (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Goins, T. Anderson 2 (2), A. Engel 2 (2), R. Cordell 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - T. Anderson
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Diaz-Altuve-Gurriel)
      • E - C. Devenski
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Goins-Sanchez-Skole)
      • E - T. Anderson (20)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Devenski (L, 2-1)2.05310004.331.30-5.0
      J. Biagini3.02111203.631.396.0
      H. Rondon2.02000203.861.355.0
      J. Smith1.01001201.860.932.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Devenski (L, 2-1)2.0
      J. Biagini3.0
      H. Rondon2.0
      J. Smith1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (W, 8-9)9.04100304.511.3534.5
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (W, 8-9)9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Biagini (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Devenski 39-28, J. Biagini 46-29, H. Rondon 17-13, J. Smith 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Devenski 2-4, J. Biagini 2-4, H. Rondon 3-1, J. Smith 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Devenski 11, J. Biagini 11, H. Rondon 8, J. Smith 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - I. Nova (5)
      • HBP - I. Nova (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 104-69
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 9-14
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 31
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      G. Springer RF40210000.299.384.593.9773.0
      J. Altuve 2B40000002.303.365.552.9170.0
      Y. Alvarez DH40100000.346.427.7091.1371.0
      C. Correa SS30000001.289.360.561.9211.0
      Y. Gurriel 1B30000001.302.337.541.8780.0
      J. Reddick LF30000011.268.309.390.699-0.5
      A. Diaz 3B31100000.273.327.485.8122.0
      M. Maldonado C30000011.210.283.347.630-0.5
      M. Straw CF30000011.244.361.305.666-0.5
      Total301410037-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        R. Goins 3B40220021.298.398.452.8503.0
        T. Anderson SS40000013.316.339.480.819-0.5
        J. Abreu DH40100010.273.314.481.7950.5
        J. McCann C41200001.286.341.455.7963.0
        E. Jimenez LF40100013.237.293.451.7440.5
        M. Skole 1B31100101.259.310.296.6073.0
        Y. Sanchez 2B31100114.244.306.317.6232.5
        A. Engel CF41110005.221.285.345.6303.0
        R. Cordell RF30110004.230.288.361.6503.0
        Total33410402622-----
          BATTING
          • RBI - G. Springer (67)
          • 2-Out RBI - G. Springer (18)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Altuve, C. Correa, J. Reddick
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Cordell (7)
          • RBI - R. Goins 2 (9), A. Engel (14), R. Cordell (20)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Goins 2 (5), A. Engel (3), R. Cordell (8)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Goins, T. Anderson 2 (2), A. Engel 2 (2), R. Cordell 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • Picked Off - T. Anderson
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Diaz-Altuve-Gurriel)
          • E - C. Devenski
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Goins-Sanchez-Skole)
          • E - T. Anderson (20)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Devenski (L, 2-1)2.05310004.331.30-5.0
          J. Biagini3.02111203.631.396.0
          H. Rondon2.02000203.861.355.0
          J. Smith1.01001201.860.932.0
          Total8.01042260---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Devenski (L, 2-1)2.0
          J. Biagini3.0
          H. Rondon2.0
          J. Smith1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          I. Nova (W, 8-9)9.04100304.511.3534.5
          Total9.0410030---
          PITCHERSIP
          I. Nova (W, 8-9)9.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Biagini (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Devenski 39-28, J. Biagini 46-29, H. Rondon 17-13, J. Smith 12-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Devenski 2-4, J. Biagini 2-4, H. Rondon 3-1, J. Smith 1-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Devenski 11, J. Biagini 11, H. Rondon 8, J. Smith 5
          PITCHING
          • WP - I. Nova (5)
          • HBP - I. Nova (7)
          • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 104-69
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 9-14
          • Batters Faced - I. Nova 31
          • 4TH INNING
            Cordell doubled to deep right, Sanchez scored14
          • 3RD INNING
            Springer singled to center, Diaz scored13
          • 2ND INNING
            Goins singled to center, Skole and Engel scored, Cordell to second03
            Engel singled to left, McCann scored, Skole to second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Ball, Springer lined out to center
            • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Altuve popped out to second
            • Y. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Alvarez singled to center
            • Ca. Correa: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Correa grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Diaz grounded out to second
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Maldonado struck out looking
            • M. Straw: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Straw struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Smith relieved Hector Rondon
            • J. McCann: McCann singled to right
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
            • M. Skole: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Skole walked, McCann to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • A. Engel: Engel grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • Ca. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Correa lined out to right
            • Y. Gurriel: Foul, Gurriel flied out to shallow left
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Reddick struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • H. Rondon Pitching:
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goins struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Springer popped out to catcher
            • J. Altuve: Strike swinging, Altuve grounded bunt out to catcher
            • Y. Alvarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Alvarez flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Hector Rondon relieved Joe Biagini
            • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Jimenez singled to left
            • M. Skole: Skole popped out to third
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez singled to left, Jimenez to second
            • A. Engel: Engel reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Jimenez to third, Sanchez out at second
            • R. Cordell: Cordell grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Diaz grounded out to third
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Maldonado popped out to shortstop
            • M. Straw: Straw popped out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Anderson struck out on foul tip
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Abreu grounded out to second
            • J. McCann: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, McCann flied out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • Y. Alvarez: Ball, Ball, Alvarez popped out to third
            • Ca. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Correa hit by pitch
            • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Gurriel flied out to deep center
            • J. Reddick: Strike swinging, Ball, Correa to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Reddick popped out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • M. Skole: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Skole lined out to center
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • A. Engel: Engel flied out to deep center, Sanchez to second
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Cordell doubled to deep right, Sanchez scored
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Cordell to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Goins struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Diaz reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Maldonado lined out to center
            • M. Straw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Straw grounded out to second, Diaz to third
            • G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Springer singled to center, Diaz scored
            • J. Altuve: Altuve reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Springer out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • Joe Biagini relieved Chris Devenski
            • J. Abreu: Abreu singled to center
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McCann lined out to center
            • E. Jimenez: Jimenez grounded into double play third to second to first, Abreu out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • Ca. Correa: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Correa lined out to third
            • Y. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel grounded out to second
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Reddick popped out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Devenski Pitching:
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, McCann singled to right
            • E. Jimenez: Jimenez fouled out to catcher
            • M. Skole: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Skole reached on an infield single to third, McCann to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Sanchez lined out to right
            • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Engel singled to left, McCann scored, Skole to second
            • R. Cordell: Foul, Strike looking, Cordell safe at first on Devenski fielding error, Skole to third, Engel to second
            • R. Goins: Ball, Strike looking, Goins singled to center, Skole and Engel scored, Cordell to second
            • T. Anderson: Anderson popped out to first
            • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • G. Springer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Springer singled to right center
            • J. Altuve: Foul, Altuve grounded into double play third to second to first, Springer out at second
            • Y. Alvarez: Alvarez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Gerrit Cole pitching
            • R. Goins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Goins singled to center
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to second, Goins out at second
            • J. Abreu: Pickoff attempt, Anderson out at first, Strike looking, Ball, Abreu fouled out to catcher
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)