The Detroit Tigers’ winning streak is now 6 with a 7-5 win over the White Sox

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

The rejuvenated offense backed their starting pitcher with four runs in the top of the seventh – all with two outs – and seven runs total 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 has a 12-7 record as of June 18.

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“We play good baseball and expect to win every single game,” Skubal said. “The focus will be on tomorrow’s game and will do whatever it takes to get another one. That was the focus all year, the results just weren’t there. We were always prepared to win every single game.”

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

After two outs, the Tigers started their seventh inning with four runs with Jonathan Schoop’s single and Spencer Torkelson’s full-count walk. Jeimer Candelario, who hit .191 in 65 games, gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead with a single to right field.

His hit chased down White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito.

“It always feels good to contribute to the team,” said Candelario. “You want to contribute. You want to be in the line-up every day. You want to produce. These are the big leagues. We have to be productive. We have to win ball games. We have to perform. We’re working on that.” really hard to do and we still have a lot of games left.”