Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers
The Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers meet for game two of their series in Chicago. The Tigers are -120 favorites over the White Sox with an over/under run total set at 9.
The Chicago White Sox got the best of the Tigers in game one of the series on Friday as they were first to score and never lost the lead. Dayan Viciedo got the scoring started fir the White Sox with a home run, Paul Konerko had a hit, a RBI, and scored a run, and Alejandro De Aza had a hit and scored twice as Chicago had seven hits and scored five runs. Starter Jake Peavy allowed just two hits and two runs while striking out eight over 6.2 innings of work to earn the win and Hector Santiago pitched the ninth to earn his third save. For game two Chicago starts Gavin Floyd who didn’t fare too well in his first outing this year. In his last start Floyd allowed five hits and five runs while striking out three over five innings taking the loss but three of the hits he allowed were home runs.
The Detroit Tigers are still in first place in the A.L. Central despite losing on Friday and though they got their hits they had more of them taken away by sharp defensive plays and hard hit balls. Delmon Young hit a two run home run, Brennan Boesch had two hits, and Prince Fielder had a hit but hit the ball hard all day long in the loss. Max Scherzer got away with some bad pitches allowing five hits and three runs while striking out 11 over six innings but was tagged with the loss while Daniel Schlereth had another poor outing from the bullpen allowing two hits and two runs in just two thirds of an inning of work. For Saturday’s game Detroit starts Adam Wilk who makes his first Major League start after making all of his other appearances in relief last season. Last year WIlk allowed 14 hits and 10 runs while striking out 10 over 13.1 innings of work putting together a 5.40 ERA.
Chicago is 5-0 in their last five game two of a series, 4-7 in their last 11 home games, and 7-19 in Floyd’s last 26 starts against the A.L. Central. Detroit is 21-8 in their last 29 games against a right handed starter, 21-9 in their last 30 games against a team with a winning record, and 40-17 in their last 57 games overall. Detroit is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings of these two.
I will give the edge to the Tigers for the game as the better hitting team.
Detroit Tigers -120 Chicago White Sox