La Russa gets 2,764th win, passes McGraw for 2nd place
CHICAGO (AP) — Tony La Russa moved past John McGraw into sole possession of second on baseball’s career manager wins list, directing the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
It was win No. 2,764 for La Russa, who was hired by Chicago in October for his first managerial job since he led St. Louis to the World Series championship in 2011. It has been a bit of a bumpy ride so far, but the 76-year-old Hall of Famer has the White Sox on top of the AL Central.
Second on the list is almost assuredly the highest finish for La Russa, who also began his managerial career with the White Sox in 1979. The top spot belongs to Connie Mack with 3,731 victories.
La Russa watched as Chicago won for the 10th time in 14 games. Dylan Cease (4-2) struck out 10 in seven sparkling innings. Jose Urena (2-5) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings.
CUBS 4, GIANTS 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs in helping Chicago avoid a four-game sweep. Wisdom has seven home runs in 13 games this season.
Kyle Hendricks (7-4) won his fifth straight start, allowing three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 14th save.
Johnny Cueto (4-2) gave up four runs — three earned — and six hits in 4 1/3 innings.
BREWERS 2, DIAMONDBACKS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes (3-4) struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings, sending Arizona to its team-record 17th straight road loss.
Daniel Robertson homered in the fifth off Caleb Smith (2-2) and Tyrone Taylor in the sixth against Riley Smith as the Brewers completed a four-game sweep.
Brad Boxberger got his second save, and the Brewers won for the ninth time in 10 games.
The Diamondbacks haven’t won a road game since Madison Bumgarner threw seven no-hit innings on April 25 to finish a doubleheader sweep in Atlanta.
REDS 8, CARDINALS 7
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jesse Winker hit a tiebreaking home run off Alex Reyes (3-2) in the ninth for his second three-homer game this season, and Cincinnati completed its first four-game sweep of St. Louis since May 4-7, 1990.
RED SOX 6, YANKEES 5, 10 innings
NEW YORK (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run single with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees in a wild finish for their first three-game sweep in the Bronx since June 2011.