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 five pitches for a clean inning and a nice on-field impression on his new teammates.Osuna earned the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-red-schoendienst-jersey , lifting the Astros over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Monday night.Osuna (1-0) hadn’t pitch in the majors since May 6 while serving a 75-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy. The former Blue Jays closer was arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend May 8 in Toronto. Few details have been made public, and the next court date in the case is scheduled for Sept. 5.“Especially like being in such a great team with great teammates, it’s easy to forget about the stuff that’s going on off the field, and being able to play and help the team win is unbelievable,” Osuna said. “I really like my teammates. They’ve been treating me with a lot of respect, and I’m really comfortable.”Osuna was acquired from Toronto last Monday in a deal that sent back closer Ken Giles, and he became eligible to pitch Sunday . A few fans booed when he entered the game in the eighth inning, and Osuna calmly retired the side in order.“It was a quick look obviously with five pitches,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “He’s got a good arm. First game back is always important, it’s the next step for him to get incorporated into our games, coming away with the win. A good first impression on the field.”Hector Rondon closed out the 2-hour, 26-minute game with his 12th save in 15 chances.San Francisco closer Will Smith (1-2) blew his second save in nine opportunities after issuing walks to Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel. Gonzalez followed with a towering drive to left for his 10th homer.Brandon Crawford hit a solo homer in the sixth inning, but San Francisco failed to do enough to back rookie Dereck Rodriguez’s latest gem.The two starters had a nice duel but nothing to show for it.Rodriguez struck out seven with no walks and allowed three hits in seven innings. Charlie Morton, a 12-game winner, struck out eight over seven innings with three walks and three hits.The Giants lost for just the third time on days Rodriguez starts — and this marked just his 11th in the big leagues. The son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez has quickly emerged as one of the top rookies in the National League.Rodriguez has allowed three or fewer runs in 10 of his starts.“I take it in after every start. I enjoy it Enos Slaughter Jersey , I think about it a lot of the time but when I’m out there it’s just me, Buster (Posey) and the hitter, whoever’s hitting, so I think that’s what’s helped me get to the point where I’m at, my concentration when I’m in the game,” Rodriguez said. “It’s awesome being in the situation I’m in.”PROUD POPAstros third base coach Gary Pettis attended 49ers practice to see son, Dante, a second-round rookie wide receiver out of Washington.BALLPARK FIREA concession stand caught fire approximately three hours before first pitch near section 121 on the main concourse of AT&T Park. The blaze was out by the time the fire department arrived, there were no expected delays and no fans had been let inside yet, according to Jorge Costa, Giants senior vice president of ballpark operations.“This happens occasionally,” he said.TRAINER’S ROOMAstros: World Series MVP and All-Star outfielder George Springer went on the 10-day disabled list with a left thumb sprain he hurt during Sunday’s loss to the Dodgers on a headfirst slide. … SS Carlos Correa, recovering from lower back soreness, was off from his rehab assignment and scheduled to play nine innings both Tuesday and Wednesday for Double-A Corpus Christi before being activated when the Astros start their homestand. … RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (right elbow discomfort) won’t pitch until September, if at all. There’s no timetable for when he could begin throwing http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-chris-carpenter-jersey , Hinch said. … RHP Chris Devenski (left hamstring tightness) was examined by a doctor and will throw a bullpen later this week once the team returns home. … C Brian McCann (right knee soreness) caught Justin Verlander’s bullpen Monday.Giants: 1B Brandon Belt, sidelined by a hyperextended right knee, hit early batting practice and took groundballs. Manager Bruce Bochy doesn’t expect Belt will need a rehab assignment. “The progress is going well for him right now,” Bochy said. … RHP Jeff Samardzija (inflammation in his pitching shoulder) threw 30 pitches in a bullpen and is scheduled for another mound session Thursday before throwing to hitters at Los Angeles on Monday. … Bochy spoke to INF Pablo Sandoval on Monday before the 2012 World Series MVP undergoes season-ending surgery Tuesday on his torn right hamstring. “Bad break for him, bad break for us,” Bochy said. “He’s a big part of this club, his energy, his passion that we’re going to miss. He was a little down.”UP NEXTAstros: LHP Dallas Keuchel (9-9, 3.61 ERA) lost his only previous start vs. San Francisco.Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (4-4, 2.97) needs one victory for fourth place on the San Francisco wins list. He has won his last four starts against the Astros with a 1.20 ERA but hasn’t faced Houston since a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts on Aug. 11, 2015. CHICAGO (AP) — For many struggling teams, a large early deficit results in a lackluster effort the rest of the way.The Chicago White Sox, though, keep battling.Omar Narvaez homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a single, Chicago relievers tossed seven scoreless innings and the White Sox rallied from a six-run deficit for a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.Avisail Garcia and Tim Anderson also homered for Chicago Kolten Wong Jersey , which has won four of five.Hector Santiago (5-3) allowed just two hits in four innings of relief to get the win. Jace Fry, the last of six relievers, got the final two outs for his second save.Of Chicago’s 46 wins, 26 have been come-from-behind affairs.“It says a lot about them because they’re fighting,” manager Rick Renteria said. “Certainly a great team win.”Ryan O’Hearn, Whit Merrifield and Alex Gordon homered for Kansas City, which dropped to 2-13 in the rubber game of series this season.White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez needed just 11 pitches to retire the side in order in the first, but was rocked for six runs and three homers (on 46 pitches) in the second. O’Hearn started things with a two-run shot, Merrifield made it 5-0 with a three-run blast and Gordon added a solo shot.“I wasn’t commanding my pitches,” Lopez said through a translator.Kansas City starter Heath Fillmyer allowed just one hit in the first three innings, but then suddenly lost it. The right-hander faced six batters in the fourth and didn’t record an out.Jose Abreu and Daniel Palka had back-to-back singles to start things and Garcia hit a three-run homer to trim the deficit in half. After Nicky Delmonico singled, Anderson homered to make it 6-5. Narvaez followed with a solo blast to tie the score and chase Fillmyer.“He just couldn’t stop the bleeding,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “Second time around, they kind of got on him. Wasn’t a bad pitch to Garcia, but from that point it snowballed on him and other pitches weren’t that great of pitches.“By the time I could get somebody up Trevor Rosenthal Jersey , the game was tied.”In the fifth, Narvaez gave the White Sox a 7-6 lead with a two-out RBI single off Brian Flynn (3-4), scoring Garcia from second base.PROMOTEDHighly touted prospect Michael Kopech will make his major league debut Tuesday night when the White Sox host the Minnesota Twins. The 22-year-old is 7-7 with a 3.70 ERA in 24 starts with Triple-A Charlotte this season, including a 4-0 mark with a 1.84 ERA in his last seven starts. The hard-throwing right-hander has 170 strikeouts in 126 1/3 innings.“I’m excited to see his progression,” said catcher Kevan Smith, who caught Kopech in Charlotte earlier this season. “His fastball is electric.”ROYALTYGordon’s homer was the 169th of his career (all with the Royals), tying Hal McRae for fourth in franchise history.DAY TRIPPIN’The White Sox play the Twins in Minneapolis on Monday night in a makeup of one of three games snowed out in April. The teams then play two games in Chicago on Tuesday and Wednesday.“It’s an odd thing, for sure,” Renteria said of the one-game road trip. “I’ve never experienced it.”TRAINER’S ROOMRoyals: LHP Danny Duffy (shoulder impingement) threw long toss on Saturday and is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Monday. Yost said Duffy will start at Tampa Bay on Thursday — the day he’s eligible to come off the 10-day DL — if there are no issues.UP NEXTRoyals: RHP Jorge Lopez (0-2, 4.44 ERA) makes his second start of the season on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Tampa Bay. RHP Ryan Stanek (1-3, 2.74) pitches for the Rays.White Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito (8-9, 6.15) takes the mound Monday night at Minnesota in the makeup of a game snowed out in April. LHP Stephen Gonsalves (0-0, 0.00) makes his major league debut for the Twins.


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