Miguel Gonzalez (1-1, 3.57 ERA) and Jordan Zimmermann (8-3, 3.30 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Chicago White Sox (32-32) and the Detroit Tigers (32-31) at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won the last game 10-9, and Chicago leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 14 and can be seen on CSCh and FSDT.
Gonzalez pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run and striking out five in a 3-1 win over the Nationals. Melky Cabrera (.290, 30 Rs, 5 HRs, 29 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 6 with two runs. Zimmermann went 4.2 innings, surrendering seven runs, striking out three and walking two in a 7-2 defeat to the Blue Jays in his last outing. Ian Kinsler (.317, 55 Rs, 14 HRs, 44 RBIs, 7 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Tigers, going 2 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs.
The Tigers are a -125 road favorite in this AL Central showdown. The total is 9.
Pick - Det
The White Sox are 11-14 against their divisional rivals, while the Tigers are 10-9 against their division.
Chicago recorded at least two errors for the sixth time this season.
The White Sox are coming into this matchup after a high-scoring game where they scored a whopping 10 runs. The Tigers have a 0-5 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the White Sox are 4-27. The Tigers have a 4-20 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 23rd in home runs, Chicago has hit 59 this season. Detroit ranks 10th with 77 home runs.
Ranking 21st, Detroit is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 186 this season. Chicago ranks in the top half at 13th with 204.
The White Sox are 22-18 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Tigers are 27-16 when they hit at least one homer.