Detroit Tigers’ win streak now 6 with 7-5 victory over White Sox

CHICAGO — For the first time since early June, Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal completed six innings and looked like the better version of himself on the mound.

The rejuvenated offense supported its starting pitcher with four runs in the top of the seventh — all with two outs — and totaled seven runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.

The Tigers won their sixth game in a row, beating the Chicago White Sox, 7-5, in the second of four games at Guaranteed Rate Field. Detroit improved to 36-47 overall and has a 12-7 record since June 18.

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“We’re playing good baseball and expect to win every single game,” Skubal said. “The focus is going to be on tomorrow’s game and doing everything we can to get another one. That’s been the focus all year, results just haven’t been there. We’ve always been prepared to win every single game.”

Tigers shortstop Javier Baez takes in the reaction of the crowd after hitting a two-run double in the seventh inning on Friday, July 8, 2022, in Chicago.

After two outs, the Tigers began their four-run seventh inning with Jonathan Schoop’s single and Spencer Torkelson’s full-count walk. Jeimer Candelario, hitting .191 in 65 games, put the Tigers ahead, 3-2, with a single to right field.

His hit chased White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito.

“It always feels good to contribute with the team,” Candelario said. “You want to contribute. You want to be in the lineup every single day. You want to produce. This is the big leagues. We got to productive. We got to win ballgames. We got to perform. That’s what we’re working really hard to do, and we still got a lot of games left.”

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