Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run homer, Willi Castro delivered his first career homer and the host Detroit Tigers salvaged the finale of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 win on Sunday.
Victor Reyes supplied two hits, including a solo homer, and scored twice for Detroit. Gordon Beckham contributed a solo homer and Dawel Lugo added three hits.
Tigers starter Matthew Boyd (9-11) pitched the minimum five innings to collect the victory. Boyd, who missed his last start while attending to a family matter, gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out six. Joe Jimenez pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
Detroit designated hitter Miguel Cabrera was not in the lineup due to knee soreness.
Eloy Jimenez had a two-run homer for the White Sox. Reynaldo Lopez (9-15) allowed five runs on nine hits in four innings.
The White Sox struck first with two out in the first inning. Jose Abreu singled before Jimenez hit a two-run blast that traveled an estimated 424 feet to left.
Detroit evened the score in the bottom of the inning. Reyes led off with a single and scored two outs later on Candelario’s long ball to right.
The first two White Sox reached base in the second but Boyd retired the next three batters to escape the jam.
Beckham gave Detroit a 3-2 lead with his two-out homer to left in the bottom of the inning.
The Tigers tacked on a run in the third with two down. Harold Castro doubled and Candelario walked. Christin Stewart then smacked a single to right, bringing in Castro. Grayson Greiner struck out with the bases loaded later in the inning.
Reyes made it 5-2 in the fourth with his third homer this season, a two-out shot to left.
The White Sox scored a run in the fifth when Yoan Moncada doubled with two out and Welington Castillo followed with an RBI single.
Castro led off the bottom of the seventh with his breakthrough homer to left, increasing the Tigers’ lead to 6-3.
Chicago left a runner stranded at second in the eighth inning.
–Field Level Media