Detroit Tigers (23-33) vs. Chicago White Sox (34-22)
June 4, 2021 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox -182 / Detroit Tigers +167; Over/Under: 8.5
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The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers will look to rebound from a 4-1 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Thursday. Willi Castro belted a solo home run to make up the scoring for the Tigers in the loss while Robbie Grossman, Jeimer Candelario, Niko Goodrum and Akil Baddoo each had a base knock as Detroit mustered up just five hits as a team in the losing effort. Casey Mize took the loss, falling to 3-4 on the year after allowing three runs on five hits while striking out six over seven innings of work. Spencer Turnbull will start here and is 4-2 with a 2.93 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. In his career, Turnbull is 0-3 with a 7.63 ERA and 19 strikeouts against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will look to build on their win over the Tigers from Thursday. All of the White Sox damage came via solo home runs as Yasmani Grandal, Jake Lamb, Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada each had a solo blast with Anderson hitting 2 for 4 at the dish. Leury Garcia also had a base hit to cap off the offense for the White Sox in the win as Chicago put up just six hits as a team in the winning effort. Lance Lynn got the win to improve to 7-1 on the year after allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out six over six innings of work. Liam Hendriks struck out a pair in the 9th for his 14th save of the season. Dallas Keuchel will start here and is 4-1 with a 4.53 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. In his career, Keuchel is 4-3 with a 4.10 ERA and 41 strikeouts against Detroit.
Detroit is 31-72 in their last 103 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 games against a left-handed starter while the under is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games as an underdog. Chicago is 50-18 in their last 68 games as a favorite and 38-15 in their last 53 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 games as a home favorite. The under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Chicago.
I get why the White Sox would be favored at home and the Tigers went down without much of a whimper on Thursday. However, Keuchel has had issues keeping runs off of the board over his last few starts and while the White Sox have been able to bail Keuchel out with run support, I don’t know if that will be the case here as Turnbull’s been arguably one of the top two pitcher’s in Detroit’s rotation this season next to Casey Mize. I think we’re getting some decent value with the Tigers here and I think Detroit steals one on Friday behind a strong outing from Turnbull.