Chicago White Sox outduel Detroit Tigers, 4-1, on Thursday
By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO — Yoan Moncada and Jake Lamb supplied the early power. Yasmani Grandal and Tim Anderson delivered late.
Lance Lynn came through with another solid start, and Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa moved into position to make a jump on baseball’s career wins list.
Moncada and Lamb hit two of Chicago’s four home runs, La Russa closed in on John McGraw for second place and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Thursday night.
Moncada and Lamb connected in the first two innings as Chicago grabbed a 2-0 lead. Grandal made it 3-1 with a 457-foot drive to right-center against Casey Mize.
Anderson added a solo shot in the eighth off Daniel Norris.
La Russa picked up career victory No. 2,762.
Lynn (7-1) went six innings, allowing one run and four hits.
Liam Hendriks came on in the ninth for his American League-leading 14th save in 16 chances, and the White Sox got their 12th win in 13 games against Detroit.
Willi Castro homered leading off the fifth, but the Tigers came up short after winning four of five.