Moncada hits winning single in 8th again, ChiSox beat Astros

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Chicago White Sox's Gavin Sheets, right, and Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado watch Sheets' two-run double off Justin Verlander during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

By ANDREW SELIGMAN

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoán Moncada came through with the go-ahead single in the eighth inning for the second straight game, and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Houston Astros 4-3. The White Sox have won five straight.

They moved within a game of AL Central leader Cleveland.

Moncada hit a tiebreaking two-run single in Monday’s 4-2 win. This time, Chicago had a runner on third when he singled to center against Héctor Neris to make it 4-3. The showdown between AL Cy Young Award contenders Dylan Cease and Justin Verlander didn’t live up to its billing. Each allowed three runs.