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Solid Sale Effort Wasted In Narrow White Sox Loss To Astros

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Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros steals second base as Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox loses the ball in the first inning at Minute Maid Park on June 14, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros steals second base as Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox loses the ball in the first inning at Minute Maid Park on June 14, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (AP) — Erik Bedard pitched six solid innings, and Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead RBI single to give the Houston Astros a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Bedard (2-3) yielded three hits and one run with six strikeouts to bounce back from his previous outing when he allowed six runs in 4 2-3 innings.

Alexei Ramirez committed two errors in the fifth inning to help the Astros take the lead. The miscues ruined a great outing by Chris Sale (5-5), who allowed five hits and no earned runs with a season-high 14 strikeouts in eight innings.

Sale had retired 11 of 12 before Ronny Cedeno reached with no outs in the fifth on the first error by Ramirez.

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