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White Sox beat Indians 7-2, secure AL Central title, postseason spot,

White Sox beat Indians 7-2, secure AL Central title, postseason spot,

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Sep 24
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The Chicago White Sox can now breathe a sigh of relief after they clinched the AL Central title on Thursday with a 7-2 win over the Cleveland Indians, which secured the team a spot in the 2021 Postseason.

Chicago shortstop Tim Anderson, who homered twice, is glad that Tony La Russa is at the helm.

“I think we got the right guy,” Anderson said after the game. “I’m pleased with the way he’s handled everything and been part of the family. It’s a blessing to go out and be able to clinch it today.”

La Russa should not even be in the MLB this season. The 76-year-old had announced his retirement after guiding the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2011 World Series title.

Chicago then came knocking after Rick Renteria left last October, and La Russa agreed to give coaching another shot.

“It’s like fantasy island because you never thought you’d have this chance — and here we are, the division champions,” La Russa said. “I’m glad the guys were able to win the first game today and not delay it. They did it the first time they had the chance to.”

White Sox’s Liam Hendricks ended Thursday’s game by striking out Indians outfielder Myles Straw, kicking off a celebration in front of the visiting dugout.

“This is the first time the White Sox have gone to the playoffs two years in a row, which blows my mind, by the way,” Hendriks said. “Winning the division is the first step. No matter what, we want to win our last game this year. That’s the goal.”

  • Chicago White Sox

    The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League Central division.

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  • Cleveland Indians

    The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League Central division.

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  • Tony La Russa

    Anthony La Russa Jr. is an American professional baseball coach and former player who is the manager for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball .

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