2019-09-22 12:10:00 EDT
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers meet Sunday in MLB action at Comerica Park.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Chicago White Sox have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 171 hits and 121 RBI while Tim Anderson and Leury Garcia have combined for 316 hits and 94 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 9-14 with a 5.44 ERA and 157 strikeouts this season. Lopez is 2-3 with a 3.48 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Tigers have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 15 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 136 hits and 56 RBI while Niko Goodrum and Harold Castro have combined for 206 hits and 83 RBI. Matthew Boyd gets the ball, and he is 8-11 with a 4.54 ERA and 228 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series, 1-4 in Lopezs last 5 road starts and 2-5 in Lopezs last 7 starts. The Tigers are 17-41 in their last 58 Sunday games, 12-48 in their last 60 home games and 5-17 in Boyds last 22 starts. The White Sox are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Boyds last 4 home starts. The over is 7-3 in White Sox last 10 overall.
Lopez has allowed 19 hits and 12 runs in his last 19 innings, and he has a 5.78 ERA and .287 allowed batting average on the road. Boyd has allowed 13 hits and five earned runs in his last 11.1 innings, and he has a 4.54 ERA and .241 allowed batting average at home. We once again have a pitching matchup between two guys who aren’t hard to hit and usually get too much of the plate. The over is also a common trend heading into this matchup. Instead of picking a side here, I’m taking the usual approach when I don’t like the pitching matchup, and going with the over.