*Lance Lynn ended his season on a high note, throwing seven innings of one-run ball and tilting a couple of season stats in his favor. He picked up the win to finish the season over .500 (8-7), and he lowered his ERA to 3.99.
*The only damage Lynn absorbed was a solo shot by Ha-Seong Kim in the bottom of the seventh, which came shortly after the Padres clinched a postseason berth because Milwaukee lost.
*Fortunately, Kim’s homer only answered for Elvis Andrus’ solo shot off Blake Snell in the top of the six. The Padres had no answer to Adam Engel’s broken-bat flare to center that scored Andrew Vaughn from second with two outs in the top of the seventh. It was the Sox’s only hit with runners in scoring position in six at-bats.
*Andrus has eight homers since playing his first game with the White Sox on Aug. 19. Eloy Jiménez is the only other White Sox with more (10), while AJ Pollock is the only one tying him.
*The Padres went 0-for-6 with RISP, squandering their best opportunity in the eighth. Reynaldo López opened the inning by giving up two singles over three batters that put runners on the corners for the heart of the lineup. Manny Machado popped out and Jake Cronenworth flied out to end the threat.
*Liam Hendriks also had to deal with two baserunners in the bottom of the ninth, but both reached after two outs, and he killed the threat with a routine grounder to short by Jorge Alfaro.