With a 4-2 victory, the White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the sagging Minnesota Twins Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field, running their winning streak to six games and improving their record to a major league best 22-13.
Lance Lynn (4-1) struck out nine over five innings of one-run ball, allowing no earned runs, and Tim Anderson and Jake Lamb homered against Michael Pineda.
Andrew Vaughn, a day after hitting his first career homer, drove in a run with a single after Adam Eaton bunted Yoan Moncada to third, and Yermin Mercedes added a pinch RBI single in the eighth.
Closer Liam Hendriks recorded six outs for his seventh save.
The Sox won despite committing three errors. Center fielder Billy Hamilton made two run-saving catches.
The Twins are 12-23.
“If this was the first of September, I’d have more to say,” manager Tony La Russa said when asked to assess how good his team is. “In spring training, when I saw the talent on the roster, it’s real. I’m talking about pitchers, starters, relievers, offense, defense.
“Now it’s a question of just great preparation, great practice, you have the coaches keep tweaking and take it into the games. The baseball gods are listening so I’ll say we’ve got to keep doing it. I think the heart and the spirit we have is going to bring that talent out, continue to bring it out.”
The Sox open a four-game series with the slumping Royals on Friday.