Chicago lives a beautiful duel from start to finish

CHICAGO-. Mike Tauchman hit the game-winning home run and the Chicago Cubs They handed the 13th consecutive defeat to the Chicago White Sox with a 7-6 victory on Wednesday night.

Tauchman sent Michael Kopech's second pitch in the ninth, a 98.4 mph fastball deep to center field, for his fifth homer of the season. It was the first game-ending home run of his career.

Tauchman finished with two hits and scored three times as the Cubs returned to .500 with their third win in four games. Dominican Héctor Neris (6-0) retired three for the victory.

The White Sox have led by at least two runs at one point in each of their last five losses. The 13-game streak is the longest in the majors this year and ties the franchise's single-season record set in 1924.

The Cubs erased a 5-3 deficit with three runs in the seventh, capped by Ian Happ's broken-bat single for the only hit of the inning.

For the White Sox, Venezuelan Lenyn Sosa went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Cuban Oscar Colas was 1-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI.

For the Cubs, Brazilian Yan Gomes was 0-for-3 with one run scored.