Carlos Rodón pitches a gem as the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 4-0 to take 2 of 3 in the meeting of division leaders

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CHICAGO — All-Star Carlos Rodón pitched seven dominant innings, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory against the Houston Astros on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Rodón allowed one hit and struck out 10 as the American League Central-leading Sox took two of three against the AL West-leading Astros.

For the second straight day, pitching and power propelled the Sox.

Rodón followed Lucas Giolito’s gem Saturday with one of his own. It was his 11th career double-digit strikeout game and his fourth this season.

The only hit he allowed came in the third, a one-out single by Abraham Toro. Rodón retired the final 14 batters he faced.

Rodón, Michael Kopech and Liam Hendriks combined to limit the dangerous Astros lineup to the one hit.

Yoán Moncada and All-Star Tim Anderson homered to pace the offense. The Sox hit five home runs in Saturday’s 10-1 victory.

Danny Mendick began the scoring Sunday with a two-out RBI single in the second.

Moncada hit a solo homer in the fourth. Anderson hit a solo homer one inning later, his second consecutive game going deep.

Anderson has a 15-game hitting streak, matching a career high. He has at least one hit and one run in 11 straight, a team record.

Adam Engel made it 4-0 with an RBI single in the seventh.

Kopech struck out one in the eighth and Hendriks struck out two in the ninth as the Sox improved to a season-high 20 games over .500 (56-36).

Much had been made about the Sox record against teams with winning records (17-25 entering Sunday). The Sox made a statement in their first series after the break against a team they could see again in October.

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