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Today in White Sox History: April 28

A couple of milestone wins come against this week’s opponent, the Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox
Reynaldo López of the Chicago White Sox reacts after recording his 14th strikeout against the Detroit Tigers on April 28, 2019 at Guaranteed Rate Field.
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The White Sox won their 2,000th game in franchise history, as they outslugged the Tigers in Detroit, 9-5. Tommy Thomas pitched into the eighth inning for the win. Outfielder Johnny Mostil drove in two runs on the afternoon.


White Sox pitcher Ted Lyons won his 260th career game — and it would be his last in the major leagues. The future Hall-of-Famer beat the St. Louis Browns, 4-3. Lyons finished his career throwing 28 straight complete games! He had 17 seasons with 10 or more wins, and three times topped 20 or more. Lyons No. 16 was retired by the White Sox in 1987.


White Sox pitcher Reynaldo López showed his promise and potential in an afternoon game at Guaranteed Rate Field. López struck out 14 Tigers in six innings, allowing one unearned run, as the White Sox won, 4-1. It was only the third time since 1908 that a pitcher went at least six innings, striking out 14, with no earned runs.

To top it off, White Sox relievers fanned six more Detroit hitters, giving the Tigers 20 for the game. That tied the record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning contest.