Shane Greene (2-0, 0.00 ERA) and Jose Quintana (1-0, 4.09 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Detroit Tigers (9-2) and the Chicago White Sox (4-6) at Comerica Park. The White Sox won the last game 12-3 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 1:08 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 19 and can be seen on CSN-CHI and FSN-DET.
Greene pitched 8.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs and striking out three in a 2-0 win over the Pirates. Miguel Cabrera (.442, 6 Rs, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 2 yesterday with one RBI. Quintana is 4-1 with a 3.14 ERA when pitching against the Tigers. He takes on a quality Detroit offense which is hitting .301 this season. Adam LaRoche (.242, 8 Rs, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the White Sox, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and four RBIs.
Detroit is a -164 favorite against Chicago and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Tigers have a perfect record (5-0) in games where they are the favorite and an overall money line of +848. They are undefeated both as the favorite (5-0) and SU (7-0) against teams of the AL Central division. The Tigers have no trouble scoring as they rank fourth in the AL in home offense with 6.0 runs per game. The Tigers are one of the best in the AL in terms of hits with a phenomenal 10.9 per game. Detroit leads the MLB in steals, swiping 13 bases. Turning to the pitchers, opposing offenses have been stifled by the Tigers, who have a team ERA of only 1.82. The Tigers are the third-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 0.99 so far this season.
In games where it is the underdog, Chicago has a 1-5 record and an overall money line of -297. They have played poorly as the underdog with a 1-5 record against teams in their division, and a 3-6 record SU.
Greene (RHP) will be on the hill against the White Sox, who have a 3-3 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET, O/U - Over
The Tigers sit at 7-1 against their divisional rivals, while the White Sox are 4-6.
The Tigers managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the White Sox who are coming in with a 1-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When outhit, both the Tigers and the White Sox have records of 0-2.
Chicago ranks in the top half of the league at 13th when it comes to home runs, hitting 10 this season. Detroit ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 12.
Ranking 14th, Chicago is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.00 per game. Detroit ranks in the top five at second with 10.90.
Ranking 16th, Chicago is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.678). Detroit ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .833.
When the White Sox allow at least one home run, they are 1-5. When the Tigers allow one or more homers, they have a 1-2 record.