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.
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
- Rajai Davis-CF
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Torii Hunter-RF
- Victor Martinez-DH
- J.D. Martinez-LF
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- Don Kelly-1B
- Eugenio Suarez-SS
- Bryan Holaday-C
- Miguel Cabrera – Day-to-Day
- Anibal Sanchez – 15-day DL
- Joakim Soria – 15-day DL
- Luke Putkonen – Out indefinitely
- Andy Dirks – Out indefinitely
- Joel Hanrahan – 60-day DL
- Jose Iglesias – Out for season
- Bruce Rondon – Out for season