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Flowers delivers again for Sox

– Tyler Flowers had three hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

George Springer hit his 20th home run, a solo shot, and Jose Altuve had a two-run double for the Astros.

Flowers’ RBI double snapped a 3-all tie after Alejandro De Aza tripled. Flowers, who also drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the seventh of Friday’s 3-2 victory, had his first three-hit game since April 24.

White Sox starter Hector Noesi (4-7) gave up three runs in six innings. Zach Putnam earned his third save and second in two nights.

RAYS 5, TWINS 1: In Minneapolis, Tampa Bay All-Star left-hander David Price pitched eight scoreless innings to win five straight starts for the first time in his major league career, and the Rays ran their winning streak to four games.

Bishop Luers product Kevin Kiermaier came in as a pinch hitter for the Rays in the eighth inning and struck out.

RED SOX 2, ROYALS 1: In Boston, Rubby De La Rosa pitched seven solid innings and Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking homer to lift Boston to its sixth win in seven games.

BLUE JAYS 4, RANGERS 1: In Toronto, Marcus Stroman (5-2) gave up four hits in seven shutout innings to snap a three-start winless streak, and Dan Johnson had two RBI.


CARDINALS 4, DODGERS 2: In St. Louis, Matt Adams homered to cap a four-run first inning, and St. Louis sent All-Star Zack Greinke to losses in consecutive regular-season starts for the first time in nearly four years.

GIANTS 5, MARLINS 3: In Miami, All-Star Tim Hudson pitched into the eighth inning and got the run support he needed as Hunter Pence drove in two runs and Pablo Sandoval had three hits for San Francisco, which has won four of five.

PHILLIES 2, BRAVES 1: In Atlanta, Cole Hamels held Atlanta to four hits through seven innings and Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer.

NATIONALS 8, BREWERS 3: In Washington, Matt Garza was knocked out in the first inning of his shortest major league start, and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos drove in three runs apiece for Washington.

PIRATES 3, ROCKIES 2, 11 inn.: In Pittsburgh, Jordy Mercer doubled home Neil Walker with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning.

DIAMONDBACKS 9, CUBS 3: In Phoenix, Miguel Montero hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fifth for Arizona.

PADRES 6, METS 0: In San Diego, All-Star Tyson Ross threw seven shutout innings, and light-hitting San Diego belted three homers and snapped New York’s four-game winning streak.