Detroit Tigers (28-28) at Chicago White Sox (25-28) — 7:15 PM ET
U.S. Cellular Field — Chicago, IL
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy
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The Detroit Tigers will take their embarrassing losing streak to a national stage as they face the White Sox on Fox trying to break their longest losing streak in more than a decade.
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The Tigers got an offensive explosion on Friday night–for them an offensive explosion means three runs. Despite a gem of an outing from Kyle Ryan, Joakim Soria allowed a homer in the bottom of the ninth with two outs to allow Chicago to tie. Two innings later they won it on a walk-off hitbatsmen from Alex Wilson. Don’t be too hard on Soria though. He blew just his second save of the year and could have been a little rusty from pitching just one inning during Detroit’s long losing streak. Kinda hard to win games in today’s game when you score three runs.
David Price (4-2, 3.15) needs a complete game shutout this evening to ensure a Tigers’ victory. Assuming they can score more than zero runs of course. That is well within his capabilities and as the ace of the staff a win today is a must. He tried to serve the role of stopper six days ago in Anaheim, and did fairly well with no run support. His final line in that game was 7.2 IP, 8H, 4 ER, 6 SO, 4 BB but two of those runs were scored when Joba Chamberlain came in breaking a 2-all tie. Price was great the last time he pitched against the White Sox, going eight innings, scattering four hits and allowing a run in a 2-1 walk-off win for the Tigers on April 17.
John Danks (3-4, 4.81) is coming off his best start of the year, going the distance and minimizing 10 hits to blank the Houston Astros on Sunday. This followed his worst outing of the year when he surrendered six runs on seven hits in five innings in a May 26 no-decision to the Toronto Blue Jays. You can throw history out the window with this punchless Tigers’ offense, but they have hit Danks well in his career. Although he has yet to start against them in 2015, Danks has gone 6-10 in 22 starts, posting a 5.11 ERA.
- Rajai Davis-CF
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Miguel Cabrera-1B
- Yoenis Cespedes-LF
- J.D. Martinez-RF
- Nick Castellanos-DH
- James McCann-C
- Josh Wilson-3B
- Jose Iglesias-SS