Jose Quintana (11-10, 3.05 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox (66-72) meet Anibal Sanchez (7-13, 5.70 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (75-63) in the last of a three-game division series at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won the last game 2-0, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 2:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sep. 7 and will air on WGN and FSDT.
In his most recent outing, Quintana pitched 5.0 innings, giving up seven runs and striking out eight in an 8-5 loss to the Twins. Jose Abreu (.294, 56 Rs, 23 HRs, 87 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Tigers were victorious over the Royals 7-6 the last time Sanchez pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing three runs (three unearned), striking out four and walking one. J.D. Martinez (.320, 61 Rs, 20 HRs, 56 RBIs, 1 SB) has been doing well offensively for the Tigers, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
The Tigers hold a split 29-29 record against AL Central teams, but the White Sox are 23-35 in such matchups.
When leading after seven innings, Detroit is 39-27, while Chicago is 31-31.
The Tigers didn't score any runs in their last game. The White Sox have an 8-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the White Sox are 47-15. The Tigers have a 58-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th in runs, Chicago has earned 572 this season. Detroit ranks 13th with 634 runs.
Ranking 23rd, Chicago is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.723). Detroit ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .767.
When the Tigers allow at least one home run, they are 42-46, well-matched with the White Sox who are 40-50 when allowing at least one homer.