Detroit Tigers (23-34) vs. Chicago White Sox (35-22)
June 6, 2021 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox -215 / Detroit Tigers +196; Over/Under: 9
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The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox meet in an AL Central matchup in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Detroit Tigers will look to build on their 4-3 win over the White Sox on Saturday. All of Detroit’s damage on the board came via the long ball, as Erik Haase had a pair of home runs and three RBIs and Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 as well with a solo home run to make up the scoring for Detroit in the win. Willi Castro added a double while Jake Rogers and Derek Hill each had a base hit to finish off Detroit’s offense as a team in the win as the Tigers had seven hits as a team. Tarik Skubal got the win to improve to 3-7 on the year after allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out 11 over five innings of work. Jose Cisnero closed out the 9th for his 1st save. Jose Urena will start here and is 2-4 with a 4.14 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Urena’s second career start against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will try to bounce back from their loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday. Jake Lamb led the charge with a double and two RBIs while Nick Madrigal went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI to cap off the scoring for the White Sox in the loss. Tim Anderson and Andrew Vaughn each had a double while Yoan Moncada went 2 for 4 at the dish and Yasmani Grandal added a base hit as well to finish off Chicago’s offense in defeat. Lucas Giolito took the loss, falling to 5-5 on the year after allowing all four runs on seven hits while striking out nine over seven innings of work. Dylan Cease will start here and is 3-2 with a 3.79 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. In his career, Cease is 6-0 with a 2.29 ERA and 37 strikeouts against Detroit.
Detroit is 31-74 in their last 105 road games and 28-72 in their last 100 games as a road underdog while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a left-handed starter. Chicago is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall and 38-13 in their last 51 home games while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 home games against a team with a losing record.
We had a tight game that finished under the number once again on Saturday and I think it’s rinse and repeat for us here on Sunday. Detroit is probably the least imposing lineup in the majors offensively and Cease has had a lot of success against them in his career because of it. On the other hand, Urena’s been a lot better in a Tiger uniform than I can really ever remember in a Marlins outfit and I think he given a decent enough performance here to help us come in under the number.