The Chicago White Sox will hope to avenge their defeat at the hands of the Houston Astros in last year’s ALDS when they begin a three-game set tonight at Minute Maid Park.
After White Sox fans serenaded Guaranteed Rate Field with chants calling for Tony La Russa to be fired after blowing two extra-inning games against the Texas Rangers, Chicago rebounded, sweeping the Detroit Tigers in three games earlier this week.
The Astros return home after taking two-out-of-three from Texas, but they have not found offensive fortune at Minute Maid. Houston averages 3.8 runs per game at home, which ranks 23rd in baseball.
Lucas Giolito will take the mound for the White Sox [...]