Nothing went right for Tony La Russa and the White Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS, as they lost 10-1 and were eliminated from postseason play by the Astros.



Chicago had a 1-0 lead heading into the third inning, but Carlos Rodon ran out of gas and Carlos Correa knocked him out of the game with a two-out, two-run double. Houston did not look back, scoring three more runs in the fourth inning, single runs in the seventh and eighth and Jose Altuve capped off the victory with a three-run homer in the ninth.

Michael Kopech, who got the final out in the third inning after Correa’s double, struggled in the fourth. He gave up three hits, one an RBI-single by Martin Maldonado and Kopech was charged with three earned runs after Garrett Crochet allowed a two-run double coming in relief.

The White Sox had a few chances to chip away at the lead, but a couple double plays derailed any plans of a comeback.

The Astros will now face the Red Sox in the ALCS.

Astros Lineup
Altuve 2B
Brantley LF
Bregman 3B
Alvarez DH
Correa SS
Gurriel 1B
Tucker RF
Meyers CF
Maldonado C
McCullers Jr. SP

White Sox Lineup
Anderson SS
Moncada 3B
Robert CF
Abreu 1B
Grandal C
Jimenez LF
Sheets DH
Garcia RF
Hernandez 2B
Rodon SP

Top 1

Altuve lines the first pitch down the left-field line for a leadoff double.

Brantley grounds out to second. Altuve moves over to third base.

Bregman chases a high fastball and strikes out swinging.

Alvarez goes after a high fastball and whiffs for a swinging strikeout.

Rodon throws 12 pitches in the first and consistently throws in the upper 90s with his fastball.

Score: Astros 0, White Sox 0

Bottom 1

Anderson flies out to center field on the first pitch.

Moncada singles to left-center field.

Robert swings at the first pitch and grounds out to Bregman. Moncada goes to second base.

Abreu works a full count and draws a two-out walk.

Grandal strikes out swinging on a breaking ball.

McCullers throws 14 pitches in the first inning.

Score: Astros 0, White Sox 0

Top 2

Correa singles to left field on a 0-2 pitch.

Gurriel fouls out to Abreu on a 2-0 pitch.

Tucker lines out to Jimenez in left field.

Meyers swings at the first pitch and flies out to right field.

Rodon works past another leadoff hit and throws 14 pitches in the second, 26 total.

Score: Astros 0, White Sox 0

Bottom 2

Jimenez grounds out to Bregman.

Sheets hits a home run to dead center field and the White Sox take a 1-0 lead.

Jake Meyers leaves with an injury. Chas McCormick comes in to play center field.

Garcia strikes out swinging.

Hernandez draws a two-out walk.

Anderson strikes out swinging.

McCullers throws 22 in the second inning, 36 total.

Score: Astros 0, White Sox 1

Top 3

Maldonado strikes out looking.

Altuve reaches via HBP.

Brantley flies out to Robert in right-center field.

Altuve steals second base on the 1-0 pitch.

Bregman draws a two-out walk.

Alvarez walks and the bases are loaded for the Astros.

Correa with another hit on a 0-2 pitch as he lines a two-run double to left field. Altuve and Bregman score, Alvarez stops at third base and the Astros take a 2-1 lead.

Carlos Rodon is done after throwing 56 pitches in 2.2 innings. Michael Kopech comes in to pitch.

Abreu makes a great play, making a diving stop to his right, flips it to Kopech who beats Gurriel to the first base for the third out.

Score: Astros 2, White Sox 1

Bottom 3

Moncada strikes out swinging.

Robert taps one past the mound toward Correa and reaches on an infield single.

Abreu grounds into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

McCullers throws 11 pitches in the third inning, 47 total.

Score: Astros 2, White Sox 1

Top 4

Tucker lines a single to left field.

Tucker steals second base on the 1-0 pitch.

Tucker steals third base on the 1-1 pitch.

McCormick grounds out to Moncada, who was even with the bag at third. Tucker stays at third base.

Maldonado singles hard to center field and Tucker scores. Astros now lead 3-1.

Altuve singles to right field. Maldonado stops at second base.

Michael Kopech is replaced by left-hander Garrett Crochet.

Crochet strikes out Brantley swinging on three pitches.

Bregman lines a 3-0 pitch to left-center field, Maldonado and Altuve score. Astros extend their lead 5-1.

Alvarez strikes out swinging.

Score: Astros 5, White Sox 1

Bottom 4

Grandal singles to right field.

Jimenez grounds into a 4-6-3 double play.

Sheets lines a double to right field.

Garcia falls behind 0-2, but ends up walking.

McCullers freezes Hernandez with a fastball up in the zone for a strikeout to end the inning.

McCullers throws 26 pitches in the fourth inning, 73 total.

Score: Astros 5, White Sox 1 

Top 5

Right-hander Ryan Tepera comes in to pitch.

Correa gets jammed and he grounds out to Hernandez.

Gurriel pops out to Hernandez.

Tucker flies out to left field.

Score: Astros 5, White Sox 1

Bottom 5

Right-hander Yimi Garcia comes in to pitch.

Anderson works a long at-bat, ends up grounding out to Altuve up the middle.

Moncada grounds out to Altuve.

Robert strikes out swinging.

Score: Astros 5, White Sox 1

Top 6

McCormick singles to left-center field.

Maldonado bunts and McCormick moves to second base.

Altuve pops out to Anderson.

Left-hander Aaron Bummer comes in to pitch, replacing Ryan Tepera.

Brantley singles to center field and McCormick scores. Astros lead 6-1.

Bregman strikes out looking.

Score: Astros 6, White Sox 1

Bottom 6

Right-hander Phil Maton comes in to pitch.

Abreu grounds out to Bregman.

Grandal flies out to deep left field.

Jimenez strikes out swinging.

Score: Astros 6, White Sox 1

Top 7

Luis Robert leaves game with right leg tightness. Adam Engel comes in to play center field.

Alvarez grounds out to Moncada.

Correa draws a walk.

Gurriel hits a slow tapper to the left side and reaches on an infield single.

Tucker flies out to Jimenez just shy of the warning track in left field.

McCormick can’t check his swing and he strikes out.

Score: Astros 6, White Sox 1

Bottom 7

Sheets lines out to Gurriel.

Garcia strikes out swinging.

Hernandez singles to right field.

Ryne Stanek comes in to pitch, replacing Phil Maton.

Anderson hits a ground ball up the middle, Correa fields it and steps on second base for the out.

Score: Astros 6, White Sox 1

Top 8

Maldonado grounds out to Anderson.

Altuve hits a grounder to shortstop, Anderson with a low throw that Abreu can’t pick and Altuve hustles to second base as the ball trickles past first base.

Altuve advances to third base on a wild pitch.

Brantley chops one up the middle and past the drawn-in infield for an RBI-single. Astros lead 7-1.

Brantley steals second base on a 2-2 pitch.

Bregman pops up to Moncada.

Alvarez draws a two-out walk.

Correa grounds out to Anderson.

Score: Astros 7, White Sox 1

Bottom 8

Right-hander Kendall Graveman comes in to pitch.

Moncada flies out to Brantley in left field.

Engel grounds out to Correa.

Abreu gets hit by a fastball.

Grandal hits it into the shift and Correa throws him out.

Score: Astros 7, White Sox 1

Top 9

Right-hander Liam Hendriks comes in to pitch.

Gurriel dumps a single to left-center field.

Tucker hits into a fielder’s choice to first base. Gurriel out at second base.

McCormick walks.

Maldonado strikes out swinging on a high fastball.

Altuve jumps on the first pitch and hits a long, three-run homer to left field. Astros now lead 10-1.

Brantley singles to right field.

Bregman strikes out looking.

Score: Astros 10, White Sox 1

Bottom 9

Right-hander Ryan Pressly comes in to pitch.

Jimenez singles to right-center field.

Sheets strikes out swinging.

Garcia hits into a fielder’s choice.

Hernandez grounds out to second.

FINAL: Astros 10, White Sox 1

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