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Gamethread: White Sox at Astros

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Is this road trip over already?

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
We Have A Problem: The White Sox will need to rely on the long ball to have any chance tonight.
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Will the Sox win a game on this road trip? Well, their next opportunity looms tonight against Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros. Hey, you never know what could happen. But you likely do.

Verlander has allowed just one run over his last two starts, totaling 14 innings. He has a 2.38 ERA and 0.79 WHIP, so the Sox will need long at-bats to get him out of the game.

Dylan Covey gets the nod for the Sox. I’m not as high on him as Darren Jackson is, but the righthander had a good outing his last time out. He went 5 23 against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, but those 11 fly ball outs could come back to bite him against the potent Astros offense.

Here are your lineups: