2019-09-21 17:10:00 EDT
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers meet Saturday in MLB action at Comerica Park.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The White Sox have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Chicago White Sox have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 168 hits and 119 RBI while Tim Anderson and Leury Garcia have combined for 312 hits and 93 RBI. Ivan Nova gets the ball, and he is 10-12 with a 4.83 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Nova is 1-3 with a 4.97 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tigers have scored two runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 14 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 135 hits and 55 RBI while Niko Goodrum and Harold Castro have combined for 204 hits and 83 RBI. Tyler Alexander gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 4.87 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Alexander is 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 19-43 in their last 62 Saturday games, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Nova’s last 6 starts vs. American League Central. The Tigers are 7-20 in their last 27 Saturday games, 16-50 in their last 66 during game 2 of a series and 12-47 in their last 59 home games. The White Sox are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 3-0-2 in Alexander’s last 5 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Nova’s last 5 starts overall.
Nova has allowed 27 hits and 14 runs in his last 14.1 innings, and he has a 5.15 ERA and .335 allowed batting average on the road. Alexander has allowed seven hits and three runs in his last 13 innings, and he has a 5.24 ERA and .267 allowed batting average at home. The Detroit Tigers may have the pitching edge in this contest, but they’re also a team that’s scored two runs in their last three games. I’d lean toward the over in this contest with two pitchers who usually get rocked more times than not.