Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Game 26 Preview, TV, Lineup


Detroit Tigers (17-9) at Chicago White Sox (8-14) – 8:10 PM ET

U.S. Cellular Field — Chicago, IL 


Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy

More from Motor City Bengals

Game Preview

The Detroit Tigers conclude their three-city road trip tour through AL Central cities when they head to the Windy City for the first of four times in 2015 to face the Chicago White Sox. They will return there three more times, twice to play the division rival White Sox and once to play the up and coming interleague Cubs.

The Tigers could be catching the White Sox at the right time as the team has scuttled recently, losing five straight which started with the bizarre empty stadium game in Baltimore last week and ended with a four-game sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Twins.

Detroit will look to continue their roaring start against divisional foes, going 14-5 through the first 19 AL Central games. Meanwhile Chicago is just 5-12 which is the second-worst record for a team against their own division, second only to Cleveland’s 5-12 mark.

When We Last Met

The Tigers got out to a 10-2 record by taking two of the three games from the White Sox in the team’s first series of the year, held in Detroit from April 17 to 19. The Tigers won on a controversial walk-off in the first game, lost in a blowout against Chris Sale in the middle game, and then turned the tables with a 9-1 victory to claim the series on Sunday.

Pitching Matchup

Shane Greene (3-1, 4.60) was the winning pitcher in that Sunday game, going seven innings, allowing one run on five hits and picked up his third victory in as many tries to start the season. He surrendered his first earned run in 22 innings in that contest, but has not been right since then. In Greene’s two starts since, he has allowed 15 runs on 18 hits.

Jeff Samardzija (1-2, 4.78) has had a rough start to his White Sox career. Although he pitched one of his best efforts of the year in Detroit, (going eight innings, allowing one run on eight hits in the no-decision) Samardzija has been roughed up in several starts. This includes the empty stadium game in Baltimore when he allowed six runs in the first inning, but calmed down to go five innings of 10 hit, eight run ball.

Tigers Lineup

  1. Anthony Gose-CF
  2. Ian Kinsler-2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera-1B
  4. Victor Martinez-DH
  5. J.D. Martinez-RF
  6. Yoenis Cespedes-LF
  7. Alex Avila-C
  8. Nick Castellanos-3B
  9. Andrew Romine-SS