Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Avisail Garcia's three-run homer capped a four- run seventh inning, and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros, 6-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set.
Chris Sale (10-12) fanned 12 and allowed one run -- a homer by Chris Carter in the sixth -- on four hits and a pair of walks over eight-plus innings.
With Lucas Harrell (6-15) pitching for the Astros and the game tied at 1-1, Leury Garcia was walked to start the seventh. He stole second and reached third, as catcher Cody Clark's throw to second was off the mark.
After Gordon Beckham grounded out, Jeff Keppinger hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly to center. Harrell then walked Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko, before giving up Garcia's third homer of the year, a shot to center. It was his first homer in a White Sox uniform since being traded from Detroit last month.
The White Sox have won 10 of their last 12 games.