2019-09-28 18:10:00 EDT
The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox meet in game two of a doubleheader from Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday.
The Detroit Tigers will look to bounce back after losing eight of their last nine games following a sweep at the hands of Minnesota with a 10-4 loss in Thursday’s series finale. Victor Reyes had two RBIs while Miguel Cabrera and Willi Castro each had an RBI to round out Detroit’s scoring as a team with Castro going 3 for 4 with a triple. Brandon Dixon went 2 for 5 with a triple of his own and Travis Demeritte went 2 for 4 with a double while Ronny Rodriguez, Dawel Lugo and Jake Rogers each had a base hit to finish off Detroit’s offense as a team in defeat. Jordan Zimmermann took the loss, falling to 1-13 on the year after allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits over 4.1 innings of work. Tyler Alexander will start game two and is 1-4 with a 4.99 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. In his career, Alexander is 0-2 with a 5.93 ERA and 14 strikeouts against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will look to keep their momentum going after back-to-back wins with an 8-0 win over Cleveland in their last outing. James McCann had a home run and three RBIs while Zack Collins and Daniel Palka each had two RBIS with Palka belting a pair of home runs while Collins went 2 for 3 with a double. Jose Abreu went 2 for 5 with a triple, a double and an RBI to round out Chicago’s scoring in the win while Yolmer Sanchez, Tim Anderson, Danny Mendick and Yoan Moncada each had a base knock to finish off Chicago’s offense in the win. Josh Osich got the win with 3.1 innings of perfect relief to improve to 4-0 on the year as a result. Ivan Nova will start game two and is 11-12 with a 4.80 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. In his career, Nova is 2-3 with a 4.86 ERA and 44 strikeouts against Detroit.
Detroit is 21-72 in their last 93 games overall and 14-41 in their last 55 road games while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 division games. Chicago is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 16-35 in their last 51 Saturday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
Betting the second half of a doubleheader can be tough, but I actually like the situation we have here. Alexander has struggled against the White Sox this season, while Nova’s done pretty well against the Tigers, holding Detroit to two runs in five innings last time up and owning eight shutout innings against the Tigers earlier this season. I just think that the White Sox have a big pitching edge over Detroit here, so I’ll side with the White Sox behind a strong outing from Nova here.