Jose Quintana (5-5, 2.12 ERA) takes the hill for the Chicago White Sox (29-27) as they square off against Justin Verlander (4-5, 4.11 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (27-28) in the last of a three-game series at Comerica Park. The Tigers won the last game 7-4, and Detroit leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 5 and can be seen on FSDT and WGN.
Verlander pitched 7.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs and striking out seven in a 5-1 defeat to the Angels. Victor Martinez (.349, 24 Rs, 9 HRs, 34 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 3 with one run. Quintana went 7.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out seven and walking two in a 1-0 defeat to the Mets in his last outing. Adam Eaton (.275, 22 Rs, 3 HRs, 18 RBIs, 5 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs and two RBIs.
The odds for Detroit and Chicago are Tigers -125, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Tigers have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET
The Tigers are 9-8 against their divisional rivals, while the White Sox are 9-11 against their division.
The Detroit batters brought in a solid 11 hits last game. Chicago has a record of 2-13 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
It looks like the Tigers have a slight leg up on the White Sox, as the Tigers have won their last two games while the White Sox have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Tigers are 22-7. The White Sox have a 22-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 20th in runs, Chicago has earned 227 this season. Detroit ranks 12th with 254 runs.
Ranking 24th, Detroit is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 156 this season. Chicago ranks in the top half at 14th with 180.
When the Tigers hit at least one home run, they are 24-14. When the White Sox hit at least one homer, they have a 20-15 record.