Detroit Tigers (17-11) at Chicago White Sox (10-14) – 2:10 PM ET
U.S. Cellular Field — Chicago, IL
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 77 degrees, mostly sunny
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When We Last Met
The Detroit Tigers suffered easily their worst and most painful loss of the season on Wednesday night. Leading by three runs with four outs to get, Joba Chamberlain characteristically melted down and allowed four runs to give the Chicago White Sox the lead and the eventual win.
The Tigers, who clinched their first series loss to an AL Central foe this season, will look to avoid their first sweep of the season in the series finale Thursday afternoon before coming home for another big weekend series with the Kansas City Royals, this time in Detroit.
Kyle Lobstein (2-2, 3.91) heads to the mound again for the Detroit Tigers and just like he did a year ago while filling in for Anibal Sanchez while injured, he’s done a very solid job at filling in for Justin Verlander. Kyle’s biggest problem is allowing early runs, but in nearly all of his starts this year he’s been able to settle down and chew some innings for his team to attempt to claw back in the game. He has gone at least six innings in his last three outings, including pitching into the eighth inning of a 4-1 loss to the Royals last Friday.
Jose Quintana (1-2, 5.28) was lit up by Detroit bats on April when he allowing nine runs on 10 hits in just 4 innings of work, including surrendering a two homers to Yoenis Cespedes, one being a Grand Slam. Since then he has been very good, allowing only three runs on 13 hits in two starts against Kansas City and Minnesota, although he was saddled with a loss and no-decision in each of those games.
- Rajai Davis-CF
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Miguel Cabrera-1B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- Yoenis Cespedes-LF
- J.D. Martinez-RF
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- Alex Avila-C
- Hernan Perez-SS
- Jose Iglesias — Day-to-Day
- Bruce Rondon — 15-day DL
- Justin Verlander — 15-day DL
- Joe Nathan – Out for the Season