Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox Game 56: Game Preview, TV, Lineup


Detroit Tigers (28-27) at Chicago White Sox (24-28) — 8:10 PM ET

U.S. Cellular Field — Chicago, IL 


Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 58 degrees, partly cloudy

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Game Preview 

Remember when the Detroit Tigers started their season out at 6-0? Yeah, me neither. The perfect start seems so long ago as Detroit dropped their seventh straight contest on Thursday and were swept by the second straight opponent, and first sweep of the season at home, against the Oakland Athletics.

The Tigers didn’t get the bats going until garbage time in Thursday’s game. Maybe they turned a corner? Or do they hit when the game is no longer on the line anymore?

When We Last Met

The Detroit Tigers salvaged the final game of their three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field on May 7, behind a dominating effort from Kyle Lobstein. They had dropped the first two games in the series, including a heart breaker the night before when Joba Chamberlain blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Tigers took two of three in Detroit in mid-April, meaning the season series between the rivals is tied at three games a piece.

Pitching Matchup

As we mentioned, Kyle Lobstein was great the last time the Tigers played on this field and now it is the other Kyle’s turn pitching in for his injured name-sake. Kyle Ryan (1-0, 3.00) was called up last week and was the second reliever in the “bullpen” game on May 27 in Oakland. He was effective, allowing one run on three hits in three innings of work with no strikeouts and three walks. He has not appeared in a game since and is getting his first start since August 30 of last year when he picked up a win against these White Sox by throwing six shutout innings.

Jose Quintana (2-6, 4.33) is having a forgettable season but experienced one of the better outings of his season when he surrendered just a run over 6.1 innings on Saturday. He struck out seven and walked four in the 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros. He has a pair of starts against Detroit this season, with extreme results, allowing nine, including a grand slam to Yoenis Cespedes in a 9-1 loss on April 19 and then allowing just a pair of runs in five innings of work on May 7, in a game the Tigers came back to win 4-1.

Tigers Lineup

  1. Rajai Davis-CF
  2. Ian Kinsler-2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera-1B
  4. Yoenis Cespedes-LF
  5. J.D. Martinez-RF
  6. Nick Castellanos-DH
  7. James McCann-C
  8. Josh Wilson-3B
  9. Jose Iglesias-SS


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