Lynn walked the leadoff batter, then gave up a double and allowed Akil Baddoo to hit an RBI single to load the bases before getting out the jam by striking out Miguel Cabrera.
“It was a frustrating evening when you get three runs in the first and you load up the bases,” Lynn said. “The offense scored a bunch of runs for me and played good defense. I’ve got to be a little bit more efficient and not walk so many people, but they bailed me out with so I was able to get through six.”
Joey Wentz (1-5) gave up five runs on six hits and two walks over four innings.
“Joey didn’t find his groove,” Tigers bench coach George Lombard said.
That has been happening a lot lately. The left-hander gave up 16 earned runs in his previous four starts.
The White Sox roughed up Wentz’s replacement, too.
Mason Englert gave up three runs on his first 10 pitches, allowing a walk, Moncada’s triple and Vaughn’s homer that gave Chicago an 8-1 lead in the fifth.
Chicago scored three runs in the fifth, when Vaugh hit a two-run homer, and three more runs in the eighth with Moncada driving in a third run of the game on a single to make it 11-3.