Astros 8, White Sox 2: Matt Dominguez hit a pair of two-run homers and Chris Carter also went deep as host Houston claimed its second straight series victory.
Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar added two hits and two RBIs before leaving with a bruised right hand as Houston won for the fourth time in five games. Right-hander Brad Peacock (1-4) worked around five hits and four walks to hold Chicago to two runs over 6 2/3 innings and win for the first time since last Sept. 11.
White Sox left-hander John Danks (3-4) surrendered all three Houston home runs and was tagged for eight runs (seven earned) over 4 2/3 innings. Adrian Nieto went 3-for-3 and drove in both runs for Chicago, which has dropped six of eight.
The Astros jumped on Danks early, as Carter's solo shot set off a four-run second inning in which Villar singled home a run, took second on an error, stole third and scored on an errant throw. Dominguez hit his first two-run blast in the third and went deep again in the fifth for his third career multi-homer game.
The White Sox pushed across a single run in the third on Nieto's RBI single and had the bases loaded with no outs, but Gordon Beckham grounded back to the mound and Peacock started a 1-2-3 double play to quiet the rally. Nieto doubled home another run in the seventh, but Josh Fields relieved Peacock and struck out Adam Eaton to strand runners at second and third.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The White Sox placed 1B Jose Abreu (ankle) on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game and reinstated Eaton from the DL. … Houston 2B Jose Altuve extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a leadoff single in the first, and CF Dexter Fowler has reached base in 16 straight after a leadoff double in the third. … Fowler has drawn a walk in eight straight games, the longest streak by a Houston player since Morgan Ensberg walked in nine straight from Aug. 2-11, 2006.