Detroit Tigers (57-46) vs Chicago White Sox (52-55) – 7:08 p.m. ET
Comerica Park — Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 71 degrees, 60 percent chance of thunderstorms
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When We Last Met
The Detroit Tigers continued their latest slide, losing their fourth straight game, this time at the hands of the Chicago White Sox. The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but as they have often done in the second half, the offense went MIA and the defense was questionable. Anibal Sanchez coughed up the lead and then newbie Joakim Soria and a couple others in the bullpen scorched the earth, resulting in an 11-4 debacle.
Though they did not know it at the time, Max Scherzer (12-3, 3.37) saved the Detroit Tigers from disaster last week. Scherzer was strong, going seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits and struck out 11 Angels in the 6-4 victory over Los Angeles last Thursday. The Tigers then dropped three straight, so Max’s strong effort effectively avoided a four-game series sweep. Scherzer has been terrific against the White Sox this season. The last time he faced them resulted in the first complete game of his career. In three starts against Chicago this season, Max has three wins, allowing just two runs in 20 innings He has fanned 29 batters.
Hector Noesi (5-7, 4.99) has experienced mixed results facing the Tigers this year. He lasted just into the fourth inning on April 30, surrendering four runs on five hits in the 5-1 Detroit victory and then beat the Tigers on June 9. He has been rolling lately, earning wins in three of his last four starts, including when he pitched into the eighth inning of a 5-2 win over Minnesota on Thursday.
Detroit Tigers Lineup
Castellanos is back in the lineup after being a late scratch on Tuesday. Suarez will sit out after being removed mid-game last night.
- Austin Jackson-CF
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Miguel Cabrera-1B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- Torii Hunter-RF
- J.D. Martinez-LF
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- Alex Avila-C
- Andrew Romine-SS
- Eugenio Suarez — Day-to-Day
- Nick Castellanos — Day-to-Day
- Pat McCoy — 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