Detroit Tigers take it on the chin Sunday, 3-0, at Chicago White Sox
By JAY COHEN
AP Baseball Writer
CHICAGO — Tony La Russa credited a long list of mentors. He paid tribute to his players, staff and family. He talked about working with strong ownership and front offices over the years.
For La Russa, it was their moment just as much as his.
“There’s a lot of pieces to this day,” he said.
La Russa moved past John McGraw into sole possession of second on baseball’s manager wins list, directing the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
La Russa watched as Chicago won for the 10th time in 14 games. Dylan Cease (4-2) struck out 10 in seven sparkling innings, and Tim Anderson had two hits and two RBIs.
Detroit right-hander Jose Urena (2-5) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings in his first big league start since May 26. He had been sidelined by a strained right forearm.
The Tigers finished with five hits. They dropped three of four in the series.
Cease got some help from Adam
Engel, who robbed Niko Goodrum of a homer with a leaping catch at the center-field wall in the fifth. It was Engel’s first game of the season after he was sidelined by a right hamstring injury.