Aug 30, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) reacts after hitting a home run against Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (not pictured) during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox: Game 136 Preview, TV/Radio Coverage & Lineup

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Detroit Tigers (74-61) at Chicago White Sox (61-75) — 2:10 p.m. ET

U.S. Cellular Field — Chicago, IL

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, TBS

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather:  79 degrees, cloudy

When We Last Met

Kyle Ryan gave the Tigers everything they wanted and more, shutting down the White Sox through six innings in the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday night. The Tigers bats, who were absent after the first inning in the first game–a 6-3 loss, got it going to give the rookie five runs of support. It got dicey in the eighth inning when Chicago got to within a run, but the Tigers put the game out of reach in the ninth and Joe Nathan pitched another easy ninth inning in a non-save situation of the 8-4 Tigers win.

The Tigers have gone 8-5 over their last 13 games and have caught the Kansas City Royals. The teams will head into today’s game tied for first place, although the Tigers may be without Miguel Cabrera for awhile. While officially listed as day-to-day, he was removed in the second game and Brad Ausmus said he is considering sitting Miggy for about five days.

Pitching Matchup 

Three weeks ago, Rick Porcello (15-8, 3.06) was slumping a bit, losing three straight decisions–though one of those was a 1-0 loss and another was a relief appearance in a 19-inning game. Since that mini-skid, Porcello has gone 2-0, allowing just two runs over 17 innings, including a 5-2 victory Tuesday against the Yankees. Rick experienced one of his worst outings of the season in his lone start against the White Sox, going five innings, allowing six runs (five earned) in a 6-5 loss.

Jose Quintana (6-10, 3.48) will be starting his fourth game against Detroit this season, going 1-1 in three starts with an ERA of 4.00. His last time out against them, Quintana was victorious, allowing just two runs over six innings in an 11-4 Chicago win. That game, on July 29, was his most recent victory. In that span, he has gone 0-3 in five starts since, including allowing a season high six runs in an 8-6 loss to Cleveland last Tuesday.

Detroit Tigers Lineup 

Miguel Cabrera will not be in the lineup today. Additionally, Adam Dunn was traded to the Oakland Athletics and will not be in the White Sox lineup, obviously.

  1. Rajai Davis-CF
  2. Ian Kinsler-2B
  3. Torii Hunter-RF
  4. Victor Martinez-DH
  5. J.D. Martinez-LF
  6. Nick Castellanos-3B
  7. Don Kelly-1B
  8. Eugenio Suarez-SS
  9. Bryan Holaday-C

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