Detroit Tigers players will look to start the team’s series with the Chicago White Sox on a positive note. Jordan Zimmermann returns to the mound to face Chicago starter Carlos Rodon.
Detroit Tigers fans watched the team suffer a tough loss at the hands of the New York Yankees on Thursday. The Tigers battled back against arguably baseball’s best bullpen, only to come up one run short in a game Detroit easily could have won.
With the game against the Yankees in the rearview mirror, Detroit will be looking to get back on track against the division-rival Chicago White Sox.
The White Sox started the season on a fine run of form, posting a 23-10 record. However, the Sox have gone just 6-15 since. Despite Chicago being ahead of Detroit in the standings, this could be what the Tigers need to turn things around.
Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill at home. He’ll be opposed by promising Chicago starter Carlos Rodon, who has a 3.89 ERA in 196.2 career innings pitched.
Of all the Tigers batters that have faced Rodon, Mike Aviles has had the most success. The utility player has three hits, a pair of RBI and a sacrifice fly in eight plate appearances against the White Sox left-hander. Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez have hit home runs versus Rodon.
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In an unsurprising move, Aviles will start tonight against the White Sox. The former Royal starts at third base for Nick Castellanos, who went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Thursday’s loss.
Per Detroit’s official Twitter account, here’s the lineup.
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Cameron Maybin, CF
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- J.D. Martinez, RF
- Justin Upton, LF
- Mike Aviles, 3B
- James McCann, C
- Jose Iglesias, SS
Friday’s game also marks the return of Alex Avila. The catcher returns to play in Detroit for the first time since leaving the Tigers in the offseason. Avila and fellow former Tiger Avisail Garcia are in the starting lineup for the White Sox, per the team’s official Twitter page. Ex-Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson will start on the bench for Friday’s encounter between the two rivals.
So where can you catch tonight’s Detroit Tigers game against the Oakland Athletics? We have all the information you need to know right here so you don’t miss a second of the action.
Start Time: 7:10 PM ET
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Arena: Comerica Park
TV Info: Fox Sports Detroit
Live Stream: MLB.TV
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket