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The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers played a close game Saturday until things came unglued in the seventh. The Tigers turned a one-run affair into a blowout and handed the Sox their fifth straight loss.

Davis Martin made his seventh start of the season. The rookie pitched admirably and delivered his second straight quality start against Detroit. He tossed six innings and allowed three runs on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts. He made a first-inning mistake to Harold Castro who hit a one-out, first-pitch fastball for a two-run homer.

The Sox got on the board in the fourth inning to tie the game at two. Eloy Jimenez and Gavin Sheets hit back-to-back solo homers to start the inning. However, they couldn’t muster any runs for the remainder of the game.

The Pale Hose managed just five hits and three walks the entire game. They recorded just one hit, a single by Josh Harrison, after the fifth. Tigers' starter Drew Hutchison allowed just two solo homers in his five innings.

Things Fall Apart

The Tigers teed off on reliever Jake Diekman in the seventh inning. They recorded five hits with the dagger coming off the bat of Javy Baez. He launched a three-run homer off Diekman to put the Tigers ahead 7-2, which held up as the final score. Diekman was tagged for all five seventh-inning runs. He didn’t record an out.

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The Chicago White Sox will try to avoid a sweep on Sunday with ace Dylan Cease on the mound. Tyler Alexander will start for the Detroit Tigers. You can watch all the action on NBC Sports Chicago at 1:10 CT. Sox On Tap will have the postgame show.

Tune in to the Sox On Tap podcast for postgame reaction and further White Sox commentary all season.