Jeimer Candelario homered and drove in three runs as the Detroit Tigers earned their sixth straight win with a 7-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday. The Tigers went up 5-0, withstood a three-run drive by Chicago in the eighth inning and scored two more in the ninth for their longest winning streak since July 7 of last year. Lucas Giolito (5-5) gave up a two-run homer to Candelario in the sixth and was taken off the mound after giving up an RBI double in the seventh that made it 3-2 with two outs.

Detroit got three more runs in that chapter: Willi Castro drove in a run with a single and his countryman Javier Báez drove in two more with a double against Joe Kelly when the bases were loaded. The Tigers got another score in the eighth when Eric Haase singled and Cuban center fielder Luis Robert flied out Spencer Torkelson to make it 7-2. The White Sox scored three more in the bottom half before pinch hitter Andrew Vaughn struck out with runners on the corners, ending the offense.

Detroit’s Tarik Skubal (6-7) pitched six controlled innings after losing his previous five starts. For the White Sox, the Cuban Luis Robert 5-2, one run scored, two produced and José Abreu 5-2, one run scored. The Dominicans Eloy Jiménez 4-1, one scored, one RBI, and Leury García 3-0. For the Tigres, Puerto Ricans Javier Báez 5-2, two RBIs, and Willi Castro 4-1, one scored, one produced. The Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera 4-0.

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