Miguel Gonzalez (2-6, 4.05 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (65-72) go up against Matt Boyd (5-2, 4.11 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (75-62) in the second of a three-game division series at U.S. Cellular Field. The Tigers won the last game 5-3, and Detroit leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 6 and will air on CSCh and FSDT.
In his most recent outing, Gonzalez pitched 1.0 inning, giving up zero runs and striking out two in a 2-1 loss to the Royals. Todd Frazier (.218, 73 Rs, 35 HRs, 86 RBIs, 11 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one stolen base. The Tigers were victorious the last time Boyd pitched. He went 4.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out three and walking two in a 4-3 victory over the White Sox. Miguel Cabrera (.314, 77 Rs, 31 HRs, 86 RBIs) has been doing well, going 4 for 5 yesterday with two runs, two home runs, and two RBIs.
The White Sox are struggling at 22-35 in their division, while the Tigers are 29-28.
The White Sox are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 12 strikeouts. The Tigers have a record of 7-7 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the White Sox are 11-52. The Tigers have a 12-44 record when opponents outhit them.
Chicago ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 142 this season. Detroit ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 182.
Ranking 21st, Chicago is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 391 this season. Detroit ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 408.
When the White Sox hit at least one home run, they are 48-44. When the Tigers hit at least one homer, they have a 61-37 record.