Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox: Game 158 Preview, Lineup, TV/Radio Coverage

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Detroit Tigers (87-70) vs Chicago White Sox (72-85) — 1:08 p.m. ET

Comerica Park– Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 69 degrees, clear

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Game Notes

With their dramatic, if not vomit-churning, victory last night, the Tigers trimmed their Magic Number to clinch the AL Central to 5 and for a playoff spot to 2.

When We Last Met

The Tigers poor offense continued into the sixth inning on Tuesday night, failing to score a run after being shutout the day before. But they plated one in that inning and two more in the seventh. Meanwhile David Price was cruising but hit a wall in the ninth inning and allowed three runs. Ian Kinsler and Torii Hunter reached in the bottom of the ninth when Miguel Cabrera laced a hit into left field to bring home the winning run walk-off style to stay one-game ahead of the Royals.

Pitching Matchup

The Tigers will need the Justin Verlander (14-12, 4.68) who held the Royals in check in his last outing to show up in the season series finale with the White Sox. J.V. went 7.1 innings, allowing one run on seven hits in the 10-1 Tigers’ win on Friday night. Verlander was also sharp in his last game against Chicago, allowing one run over seven innings of a 7-1 victory on Aug. 29.

Detroit would also like the Chris Sale (12-4, 2.20) that appeared in the last game to show up Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park. Sale, a Cy Young nominee, was shelled for five runs on nine hits in just five innings of a 6-2 loss to Kansas City. Sale did the Tigers no favors and picked the freakin’ Royals to experience his worst game of the season. Last time out against Detroit, Sale picked up the win but was not overly sharp, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings on Aug. 30.

Detroit Tigers Lineup

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

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