Detroit Tigers (29-28) at Chicago White Sox (25-29) — 2:10 PM ET
U.S. Cellular Field — Chicago, IL
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 75 degrees, scattered t-storms
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Heavy rain has been hitting the Chicago area all morning long, so it will be interesting to see if the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox will get in the final game of their series. This is the second series between the teams in Chicago so if the Tigers are subject to their first rainout of the year, they will likely face a doubleheader in the final series of the year, Oct 2-3.
The Tigers hope to get this game in to capitalize on their torrid one-game winning streak! They finally snapped an eight-game skid, their longest since 2005.
When We Last Met
Miguel Cabrera got the offense started for really the first time in weeks with a two-run homer and that was well more than David Price needed in the 7-1 win Saturday night in which the Tigers’ left-hander went the distance.
Alfredo Simon (5-3, 2.97), the Detroit Tigers’ most consistent starter of 2015 gave them another strong performance his last time out. It was a particularly gutty outing after Simon returned from about 10 days away from the team following the death of his father. He picked up the loss, allowing four runs on four hits in 6.1 innings of work, but again, as is the usual theme–the Tigers’ offense could not give him support. Simon allowed three runs on five hits and picked up a no-decision in his other outing against the White Sox this year, a 7-6 Tigers’ loss on May 6.
Jeff Samardzija (4-3, 4.68) has had a roller-coaster type season in 2015. He allowed a season-high nine runs on 12 hits in five innings of a 15-2 decimation by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. That performance followed one of his best of the season when he allowed only one unearned run and eight hits over seven innings on May 27. Samardzija has, of course, been especially sharp against Detroit. In two starts, spanning 15 innings, he has allowed three runs on 15 hits, striking out 14.
- Anthony Gose-CF
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Miguel Cabrera-1B
- Yoenis Cespedes-DH
- Tyler Collins-LF
- J.D. Martinez-RF
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- James McCann-C
- Jose Iglesias-SS
- Kyle Lobstein — 15-day DL
- Victor Martinez — 15-day DL
- Bruce Rondon — 15-day DL
- Alex Avila — 15-day DL
- Justin Verlander — 15-day DL
- Joe Nathan – Out for the Season