Lance Lynn tossed six strong innings and helped his own cause with two RBIs as the visiting Chicago White Sox salvaged the finale of a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-1 victory on Sunday.
Lynn (10-3) allowed one run on six hits while throwing 98 pitches. The major league ERA leader struck out six with no walks to help Chicago snap a three-game losing streak.
Michael Kopech tossed a scoreless inning before Liam Hendriks recorded the final six outs for his 24th save.
Lynn outdueled Brewers ace Brandon Woodruff (7-5), who gave up three runs on five hits over seven frames. He walked two and struck out nine.
Chicago, which dropped the first two games of the series by a combined score of 13-2, scored three runs with two outs in the second inning.
After Brian Goodwin walked and Leury Garcia singled, light-hitting catcher Sevy Zavala singled in a run with a line drive to center.
Lynn followed with a two-run single on a 0-2 fastball for his first hit since Sept. 28, 2017 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Milwaukee pushed a run across in the fifth when Tyrone Taylor tripled with one out and scored on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s double off the glove of a diving Goodwin in right field.
Bradley had two hits for the Brewers, who outhit Chicago 8-7 but was 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
The Brewers threatened with two runners on and one out in the seventh, but Kopech retired Kolten Wong on a fly ball and induced a Christian Yelich groundout to end the inning.
Kopech walked Willy Adames to begin the bottom of the eighth and was replaced by Hendriks, who retired the next three batters on nine pitches.
Taylor lined a leadoff single in the ninth but was stranded when Hendriks recorded the next three outs in order.
–Field Level Media