Tony La Russa chose to wait at least another day to talk about what it means to tie John McGraw for second place on baseball's all-time wins list. The Hall of Fame manager chose to focus instead on the Chicago White Sox's latest victory. And it sure was a wild one. Rookie Yermín Mercedes hit a game-ending single, Yasmani Grandal homered twice and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 9-8 Friday night.
With the victory, La Russa tied McGraw for second place with win No. 2,763. The 76-year-old La Russa has a long way to go to catch Connie Mack, who won 3,731 games.
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