Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Game 74: Preview, TV, Lineup
By Dave Holcomb
Detroit Tigers (37-36) at Chicago White Sox (32-40) — 7:08 PM ET
Comerica Park — Detroit, MI
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 73 degrees, overcast
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The Detroit Tigers will hope to rebound from the tough loss to open the series against the Chicago White Sox at home. Detroit also lost on Wednesday afternoon in Cleveland, so the Tigers need to win Friday to avoid a three-game losing streak.
When We Last Met
Chicago took game one of the four-game series, 8-7, in extra innings on Thursday. Alfredo Simon had his second straight rough start, but the Tigers offense battled to make the game close. With the game tied in the 10th, White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez hit a three-run triple to give Chicago the lead. Detroit rallied for two in the bottom of the 10th but failed to tie the game and send it to the 11th.
The 2015 series between the Tigers and White Sox is now even at 5-5 and 2-2 at Comerica Park.
Tigers starting right-hander Anibal Sanchez will be looking to build upon his recent success for Detroit. He has allowed just three runs in his last three outings combined. Sanchez is 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA in those three starts.
For the season, Sanchez is 6-7 with a 4.59 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 88 strikeouts in 98 innings.
Left-hander Jose Quintana is going to start for Chicago. He is just 3-7 but has a respectable 3.92 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings. Quintana has dropped his ERA over half a run in the last month as he has not allowed more than three runs in each of his last five outings.
Detroit Tigers Lineup
1. Rajai Davis CF
2. Ian Kinsler 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
4. Victor Martinez DH
5. Yoenis Cespedes LF
6. J.D. Martinez RF
7. Nick Castellanos 3B
8. Bryan Holaday C
9. Jose Iglesias SS
- Kyle Lobstein — 15-day DL
- Alex Avila — 15-day DL
- Joe Nathan – Out for the Season
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