Michael Wacha (14-4) struck out seven, walked one and allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings as the Padres, who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday, moved to above .500 (81-80) for the first time since May 10.
Jurickson Profar had two hits and drove in four runs and Ji Man Choi added a pair of hits, his first with San Diego.
Mike Clevinger (9-9) was roughed up for six runs in 1 2/3 innings against his former team.
Lenyn Sosa homered off Ray Kerr in the eighth for the White Sox, who reached 100 losses for the fifth time. Chicago has lost 14 of 20 and has the fourth-worst record in the majors. They joined Oakland and Kansas City to give AL three 100-loss teams.
Profar hit a three-run double to put the Padres ahead in the first after Clevinger allowed two walks and a single. Choi followed with an RBI double.
Profar's RBI single in the second extended the lead to 6-0 and chased Clevinger in his shortest outing of the season. Clevinger was 6-4 with a 2.76 ERA in his previous 12 starts.
Wacha allowed one hit through five innings before giving up two singles in the sixth.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The White Sox began the season with aspirations to win the AL Central but never recovered from an 8-21 start. Chicago unloaded by the trade deadline, sending infielder Jake Burger to Miami, pitchers Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly to the Dodgers, pitchers Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo López to the Angels and reliever Keynan Middleton to the Yankees. Executive vice president Ken Williams and general manager Rick Hahn were fired Aug. 22.
The White Sox entered Saturday 29th in the majors in runs scored and 26th in ERA.
The Padres had their own disappointing season after reaching the NLCS last year. With baseball’s third-highest payroll, San Diego fell short of a wild card despite going 19-7 in September.
Padres: C Luis Campusano (right ankle sprain) went on the 10-day injured list. Manager Bob Melvin said Campusano has soreness extending to his knee. “If there were something down the road here, maybe we’d push a little harder, but it’s something that could get a little bit worse,” Melvin said. …San Diego selected the contract of rookie C Chandler Seagle from Triple-A El Paso. …RHP Joe Musgrove (right shoulder capsule inflammation) was transferred to the 60-day IL. …INF Manny Machado (tennis elbow) was out of the lineup as he nears surgery.
RHP Pedro Avila (2-2, 3.57 ERA) will pitch for the Padres in Sunday’s season finale. RHP José Miguel Ureña (0-7, 7.45) will start for Chicago.
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