Homers by Cespedes, Martinez lead Tigers past White Sox 6-4


CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 07: Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers tags out Carlos Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox on a steal attempt during the fourth inning on June 7, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez homered in the sixth inning to power the Detroit Tigers past the Chicago White Sox 6-4 on Sunday.

The Tigers have won consecutive games after dropping eight straight, their longest skid since 2005.

Alfredo Simon (6-3) struck out seven and allowed four runs — one earned — in eight innings. Joakim Soria earned his 16th save in 18 chances.

Detroit finished with 10 hits after getting 18 on Saturday. The middle of the order — Cespedes, Tyler Collins and Martinez — combined for eight hits and six RBIs.

The Tigers rallied with three runs in the sixth on homers by Cespedes and Martinez, who had three RBIs.

Cespedes cut Detroit’s deficit to 4-3 with a solo shot, his eighth. Two batters later, Martinez hit a two-run drive, his 10th.

Cespedes added an RBI single in the eighth.

Avisail Garcia homered for the last-place White Sox


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