On Deck: Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox

The Detroit Tigers (17-9) will conclude their current 10-game road trip when they begin a 3-game series against the Chicago White Sox. Detroit is coming off a series split with the Kansas City Royals, after dropping the first two in the series and being outscored 12-2. In Friday’s match-up, the Tigers did not collect their first hit of the ball game until the 8th inning. The near combined no-hitter by Kansas City was set up by starter Chris Young, who pitched the minimum five innings, striking out nine Tigers hitters and walking three. On Saturday, Detroit could not have asked for a better performance out of their ace David Price. Price threw a complete game, giving up just one earned run on five hits, and striking out three. He was efficient and just what the doctor ordered. The Tigers earned themselves a split in the series after the bats finally woke up in Kansas City, behind a quality start by Anibal Sanchez, giving up three earned runs in 7 1/3 innings.

Detroit will now face a White Sox team that now finds themselves in last place in the AL Central after getting swept in a 4-game series with the Minnesota Twins and being outscored 31-8.

 

Tigers/White Sox Recent History

This will be the second time the two division rivals will be getting together in 2015. Detroit took two games in the 3-game series in the Motor City two weekends before. Detroit will be going up against the same three pitchers they did in the previous series, which happen to be Chicago’s top three starters, two of whom the Tigers struggled to get anything going against the first time around. Yoenis Cespedes had a field day the last time he faced Jose Quintana of the White Sox. Cespedes hit his first career grand slam in the game, and hit another home run to finish the day with 6 RBI.

Probable Pitching Match-ups

Game 1: Shane Greene (3-1, 4.60 ERA) vs. Jeff Samardzija (1-2, 4.78 ERA)

Game 2: Alfredo Simon (4-1, 3.13 ERA) vs. Chris Sale (2-1, 5.32 ERA)

Game 3: Kyle Lobstein (2-2, 3.91 ERA) vs. Jose Quintana (1-2, 5.28 ERA)

TV/Radio Schedule

Game 1: Tuesday, May 5th @ 8:10 PM ET/FSD : 97.1 — The Ticket

Game 2: Wednesday, May 6th @ 8:10 PM ET/FSD : 97.1 — The Ticket

Game 3: Thursday, May 7th @ 2:10 PM ET/FSD : 97.1 — The Ticket

 

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