Apr 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson (14) scores a run past Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (left) in the eighth inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox: Game Preview, TV/Radio coverage, Lineups


Detroit Tigers(33-27) at Chicago White Sox(32-33) — 8:10pm EDT

U.S. Cellular Field — Chicago, IL

Tickets: Tigers @ Chicago White Sox tickets

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket(click for radio affiliates)

Weather: 63 degrees, chance of rain

After taking their weekend series with the Boston Red Sox, but losing the final game in the ninth inning, the Detroit Tigers came into Chicago last night looking for a strong start from Rick Porcello to regain the momentum they gathered in the first two against Boston. Unfortunately, Porcello struggled and poor defense did not help his cause.

When We Last Met

Last night the Tigers and White Sox faced off with Porcello taking on Hector Noesi. The Tigers’ bats were alive, with Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Eugenio Suarez hitting home runs, but even this could not overcome Porcello’s troubles and lazy defense and the Tigers fell to the White Sox 6-5.

Pitching Matchup

Jun 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Verlander(6-5, 4.19 ERA) takes the mound for the Tigers and looks to continue the improvements he made in his last start against Toronto. Though that start was a loss in which Verlander gave up 8H and 5ER, he pitched 7 innings and looked sharper and more like Justin Verlander: Cy Young Winner, than the Justin Verlander we watched on the hill in the majority of his starts in May.

Verlander’s career numbers against the White Sox(3.98ERA) are okay, not great, and he did not fare well against Chicago last season, but he has been tough on the Sox so far this season, posting a 1-0 record with 14IP, 14H, 5R, 5BB and 11K.

Jun 4, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks (50) in the fourth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

John Danks(4-5, 4.32ERA) took the win from the Tigers the only time he’s faced them this season, pitching 6.1 innings, and giving up only 1 run on 6 hits.

Danks has been fairly solid this season, and save for two blow out games against Cleveland and Houston, in which he gave up 8 and 7 runs, he has been stingy giving up runs.

Tigers Lineup

  1. Rajai Davis-LF
  2. Ian Kinsler-2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera-DH
  4. Victor Martinez-1B
  5. Torii Hunter-RF
  6. Austin Jackson-CF
  7. Nick Castellanos-3B
  8. Alex Avila-C
  9. Eugenio Suarez-SS

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