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Luis Robert knocks in 3 while Tim Anderson collects 4 hits as the White Sox beat the Tigers 7-5

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DETROIT -- Luis Robert cleared the bases with a two-out, three-run double in the fifth inning Wednesday as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-5 at Comerica Park.

The Sox let an early lead slip away but rallied with four runs in the fifth to take two of three in the series.

Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez led off the game with back-to-back home runs.

Anderson fell behind in the count 1-2 and then fouled off six pitches before launching a long home run to left field. It was the sixth leadoff home run in Anderson's career, and it was the start of a 4-for-5 day that included a triple and two singles.

Jimenez fell behind 0-2 in his first-inning at-bat. He hit the third pitch beyond the wall in right.

The Sox started the game with consecutive home runs for the fifth time in team history, according to STATS LLC.

It also happened with Yoan Moncada and Yolmer Sanchez (June 12, 2018, against Cleveland), Alen Hanson and Sanchez (Sept. 2, 2017, against Tampa Bay), Ray Durham and Jose Valentin (July 4, 2000, at Kansas City) and Boze Berger and Mike Kreevich (Sept. 2, 1937, against Boston).

Anderson tripled to left in his next at-bat in the third. He scored on a grounder by Jose Abreu, giving the Sox a 3-1 lead.

 

The Tigers took the lead with four runs in the fourth. With one out and a runner on second, Victor Reyes struck out swinging, but the pitch sailed over catcher James McCann's head and Reyes reached first safely. Grayson Greiner hit a two-out, two-run double later in the inning. Willi Castro followed with a two-run home run, giving the Tigers a 5-3 lead.

The Sox answered with the four runs in the fifth. Robert's bases-loaded double to right-center put the Sox ahead 6-5. Nomar Mazara knocked Robert in with a double.

Sox starter Dylan Cease allowed five runs -- one earned -- on seven hits with five strikeouts in six innings to improve to 3-1.

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