CHICAGO – Matt Dominguez hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and Chris Carter followed with his second home run of the game to lift the Houston Astros to a 10-8 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.
The Astros squandered a five-run lead and trailed 8-7 before tying the score on Carter's RBI single in the seventh inning.
White Sox reliever Addison Reed (5-2) struck out Jose Altuve and Jason Castro to open the ninth before Dominguez put Houston back ahead with his 19th homer, a shot to left field on a 1-0 pitch. Carter then added his 25th of the season.
The Sox loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but Avisail Garcia struck out to end it.
Cardinals 8, Reds 6: Allen Craig hit his first career grand slam with two out in the seventh inning, helping the Cardinals to win over the Reds in St. Louis.
Matt Holliday also had a long three-run homer as St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time since July 29.
The Cardinals lead idle Pittsburgh by a half-game and Cincinnati by 3½ games in the top-heavy division.
Rookie Carlos Martinez (1-1) pitched two innings for his first major league win and Edward Mujica worked a perfect ninth for his 35th save.
Zack Cozart had two hits and three RBIs for the Reds, who dropped to 4-9 against St. Louis this season.
Cubs trailing after five: Carl Crawford and starting pitcher Zach Greinke each drove in the run as the Dodgers led the Cubs 2-0 after five innings in Los Angeles.
Singles by Starlin Castro and Donnie Murphy accounted for the Cubs' two hits at press time.