CHICAGO – White Sox manager Tony La Russa wound up a winner in his first game against the team that ensured his Hall of Fame induction as Chicago beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 behind Lance Lynn’s arm and Andrew Vaughn’s bat.
The victory ended a three-game skid for the AL Central leaders, who were swept by the New York Yankees after winning 10 of 13.
The NL Central-leading Cardinals dropped their second straight.
Lynn held the Cardinals hitless for 5 1/3 innings.
Vaughn hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth.
After winning a World Series in Oakland, La Russa guided the Cardinals to two World Series championships, three pennants and nine postseason appearances from 1996-2011