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WATCH: Chicago White Sox get bats going in win over Detroit Tigers

Jul 2, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (24) rounds third base and scores a run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 2, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (24) rounds third base and scores a run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Vaughn hit a double and solo homer, Gavin Sheets blasted a three-run homer, and the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to five games by pulling away from the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday.

Danny Mendick drove in two runs for the White Sox, who lead the season series against the Tigers, 9-2. Jake Burger, making his major league debut, had two hits and scored a run.

White Sox starter Lance Lynn (8-3) battled control issues but held the Tigers to one run on four hits. He walked five and struck out nine in six innings.

Detroit starter Casey Mize (5-5) gave up two runs on four hits with four strikeouts in three innings. He’s temporarily under an innings restriction. Akil Baddoo had two hits and stole two bases and Robbie Grossman reached base four times.

The White Sox scored twice in the opening inning against Mize. Tim Anderson reached on an infield single and moved up on a groundout. Yasmani Grandal’s single to right brought him in and Grandal scored on Brian Goodwin’s triple to center.

The Tigers stranded two runners in the first, as Miguel Cabrera popped out and Jeimer Candelario struck out. Lynn got into a similar jam in the fourth before retiring Daz Cameron on a grounder and Harold Castro on a strikeout.

Detroit scored a run in the fifth. Jake Rogers and Baddoo hit back-to-back, one-out singles. Rogers scored on Jonathan Schoop’s long fly ball.

Lynn walked two batters in the sixth but was aided by left fielder Vaughn’s diving grab of a Cameron liner before striking out Rogers to end the inning.

The White Sox made it 3-1 in the seventh. Vaughn led off against Erasmo Ramirez with a double. Burger reached on a double, his first major league hit, that Cameron lost in the lights but Vaughn held up at third. Vaughn scored on Mendick’s sacrifice fly.

Vaughn drilled his eighth homer of the season off Bryan Garcia in the ninth. That sparked a five-run outburst. After Mendick singled in a run, Sheets delivered his long ball against Buck Farmer.

–Field Level Media