Detroit Tigers (38-36) at Chicago White Sox (32-41) — 4:08 PM ET
Comerica Park — Detroit, MI
TV: FSD, MLB Network
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 61 degrees, light rain and wind
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The Detroit Tigers is hoping to build another modest two-game winning streak versus the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Detroit has been playing .500 baseball for sometime now. The Tigers come into Saturday winners in four of their last six games, but prior to that, they lost four in a row.
When We Last Met
The Detroit and Chicago series has been pretty dead-even this season. Chicago took game one of the four-game series, 8-7, in extra innings on Thursday. On Friday, Detroit rebounded to win, 5-4, with J.D. Martinez hitting the game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth.
The Tigers are now 6-5 versus the White Sox this season and 3-2 at Comerica Park.
Left-hander Kyle Ryan is going to be on the mound for the Tigers as he hopes to regain his late May and early June form. He allowed just three runs in his first 13 innings this season, but Ryan has permitted nine runs in his last 10 2/3 frames.
In a bit of a strange move, Ryan made a relief appearance since his last start on Monday. He pitched 2/3 of an inning on Wednesday versus the Indians and allowed two runs on two hits. Apparently, Cleveland has his number as the Indians tagged him for five runs in 4 1/3 innings in the series.
The White Sox will also send a lefty to the mound in John Danks. He has been awful this season, going 3-8 with a 5.38 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 80 1/3 innings.
Danks allowed nine runs, five of which were earned, and three home runs versus the Twins in his last start. He has yielded at least four runs in six of his 14 outings.
Detroit Tigers Lineup
Lineup will be posted once released.