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

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

The rejuvenated offense backed up 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 straight game, beating the Chicago White Sox, 7-5, in the second of four games at Guaranteed Rate Field. Detroit improved to 36-47 overall and is 12-7 since June 18.

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“We play good baseball and expect to win every 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 goal all year, the results just haven’t been there. We’ve always ready to win every game.”

Tigers shortstop Javier Baez watches the crowd's reaction after scoring a two-run brace in the seventh inning on Friday July 8, 2022 in Chicago.

After two outs, the Tigers started their seventh inning by four runs with Jonathan Schoop’s single and Spencer Torkelson’s walk. Jeimer Candelario, hitting .191 in 65 games, put the Tigers ahead, 3-2, with a right-hand single.

His shot chased away White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito.

“It’s always nice to contribute with the team,” Candelario said. “You want to contribute. You want to be in the line-up every day. You want to produce. This is the big leagues. We have become productive. We have to win football games. We have to perform. That’s what what we’re working on is really hard to do, and we still have a lot of games left.”

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