Cardinals vs White Sox – Match Recap – May 24, 2021
CHICAGO – – White Sox manager Tony La Russa picked up a winner in his first game against the team that secured his Hall of Fame induction as Chicago beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Monday evening behind Lance Lynn’s arm and Andrew Vaughn’s bat.
The victory ended a three-game slippage for the leaders AL Central, who were swept away by the New York Yankees after winning 10 of 13. The Cardinals, at the top of NL Central, lost their game. second in a row.
Lynn (5-1) held the Cardinals without a hitting for 5 1/3 innings. Vaughn had a 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 playoff appearances from 1996 to 2011. He left the team as an all-time leader. in terms of wins and managed matches.
Cardinals wide receiver Yadier Molina, infielder Matt Carpenter and pitcher Adam Wainwright were members of the last St. Louis team to play for La Russa. Mike Shildt, current manager of St. Louis, is close to La Russa.
“It’s uncomfortable, it’s distracting and you’re just trying to lose interest, but I know it’s a different series,” said La Russa, 76, shortly before the start of all three games.
La Russa sent coach Shelley Duncan to meet Shildt for the pre-game lineup exchange at home plate.
Lynn (5-1), who made his debut for St. Louis and relieved in the Game 7 World Series victory that closed La Russa’s time with the Cardinals in 2011, threw a ball without a hit. until Paul Goldschmidt’s single RBI in sixth.
Lynn allowed three hits while striking out four with three goals in seven innings. Michael Kopech worked the last two innings, fanning three.
Vaughn chained Kwang Hyun Kim (1-2) to score Yermín Mercedes for a 2-1 lead in the sixth. Tim Anderson added a two-run brace with reliever Daniel Ponce de Leon later in the set.
Mercedes flew Kodi Whitley in seventh.
Joe West tied the record for most games as a major league umpire with the No.5,375. West, 68, who started in the bigs in 1976, was on first base as it equaled the mark established by the Hall of Famer Bill Klem from 1905-41.
West is set to break the record in Tuesday night’s game.
Kim drew taunts from the crowd after descending from the mound and waving against what appeared to be a swarm of insects during the fourth. He had the last laugh, however, when he chased the bugs out and pulled Leury García out to complete the round and keep the game scoreless.
Cardinals: CF Harrison Bader left the game with what the club called a right rib injury after diving and missing Nick Madrigal’s blooper at the bottom of the third. … RHP Miles Mikolas (right forearm strain) will be examined by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews on Wednesday after being pulled out of Saturday’s win over the Chicago Cubs. Mikolas missed all of last season and the first month of it after undergoing surgery to repair the flexor tendon in the same arm. … LHP Andrew Miller (right toe) is scheduled to pitch Tuesday and Thursday for Triple-A Memphis. He’s been on the injured list since April 29.… INF Paul DeJong (left rib fracture) accompanied the team on the trip and did a slight line-up before the game and is expected to start hitting later this week.
Saint-Louis sends Jack Flaherty (8-0, 2.53) against former high school teammate Lucas Giolito (3-4, 4.35) on Tuesday night.