DETROIT — The word “slump” was presented to first baseman Andrew Vaughn before the game.
“I don’t like to call it that,” Vaughan said.
“It” was a game in which Bourne scored 7 of 44 games.
This is what he did to win. In Friday’s 12-3 win for the White Sox, he hit his sixth 2-run homer of the year against Mason Englert and an RBI double on top of his team-leading 34 RBIs. Tigers game at Comerica Park.
Andrew Benintendi, Clint Frazier and Yoan Moncada gave the Sox three triples in one game for the first time since 2017, Tim Anderson had four, and righthander Lance Lynn pitched 56 pitches in the first two innings. He pitched a complete 6th inning with 3 outs. A run (1 earned run) gave the Sox their sixth win in eight games.
“This is baseball. There are a lot of ups and downs,” Bourne said. “We all know what it feels like when it’s going well, and we all know what it feels like when it’s not. I just try to.”
The Sox (22-31) have been on and off, going 8-3 in 13 games in the American League Central, with two games (23-26) against the Tigers remaining this weekend. and are trying to establish themselves as a team. A player in a winning division.
They are still reeling from their 7-21 start.
“It was one of the toughest games I’ve ever seen in baseball,” Bourne said. “A lot of players felt it and we just pushed through and got out to the other side. We just have to keep pushing forward and keep playing.”
Expectations are high for Vaughn, who will replace Jose Abreu at first base. That’s why he silently carried it on his back.
“If you talk to him, the first thing he’ll tell you is that he’s not swinging the way he wants,” manager Pedro Grifol said before the game. “Like a lot of our players, they’re sure he’s one swing, one at-bat, and he can stay really good for a long time. Early in the season when he swung really well and felt good. like.”
After overcoming erratic defensive support and a number of missed calls from umpire Alan Porter, Lin (4-5, 5.83 ERA) has allowed 3 hits, 5 walks and 5 in his last six starts with the Tigers. The number of strikeouts was 6 wins and 0 losses.
The Sox had 17 hits, including Moncada’s three-run run. He also made two defensive errors in the first inning, but was never charged with the error.
After two hard-working innings, Lin pitched well, completing six innings.
“When the old body begins to move, [ticked] When you step away for a bit, things start to happen,” said Lynn.
Lin had reasons to be frustrated on defense, Porter’s instability zone and walks. However, Grifol called it Lynn’s best outing of the year.
“To be honest, it was a frustrating night when we got the bases loaded with three runs in the first inning, but overall they scored a lot and defended well.” said Lynn. “We have to be more efficient and not walk like everyone else.”
As he often does, Lynn yelled into the Globe or into the open space where everyone could see, depending on the moment.
“He’s the toughest person on himself. He really is,” said Vaughan. “Like all pitchers, he wants to be a perfectionist. It’s really cool, that’s what baseball should be, and that’s what you should enjoy.”