Detroit Tigers (38-36) at Chicago White Sox (32-41) — 1:08 PM ET
Comerica Park — Detroit, MI
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 69 degrees, mostly cloudy
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The Detroit Tigers are hoping to build another modest two-game winning streak versus the Chicago White Sox on Sunday after Saturday’s rainout. Detroit has been playing .500 baseball for sometime now. The Tigers come into Sunday winners in four of their last six games, but prior to that, they lost four in a row.
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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.
The Detroit Tigers have elected to skip left-hander Kyle Ryan‘s turn in the rotation to pitch fellow lefty David Price on Sunday. That’s always a good move as Price is 7-2 with a 2.42 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 95 strikeouts in 104 innings this season.
Price hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in a start since May 21 and has pitched into the seventh inning in six of his seven starts over that span. The one outing he only went five frames was because of a prolonged rain delay in Cincinnati.
Chicago will also skip a left-hander in John Danks, who was scheduled to pitch Saturday, in favor of righty Jeff Samardzija. He has been a bit disappointing this season, going 5-4 with a 4.53 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 84 strikeouts in 101 1/3 innings.
Samardzija has allowed 18 hits in his last 14 innings although he did beat the Minnesota Twins, 6-2, in his last start.
Detroit Tigers Lineup