Detroit Tigers (76-83) vs. Chicago White Sox (91-68)
October 1, 2021 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox -400 / Detroit Tigers +275; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Tigers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The White Sox look for a win after winning six of their last eight games.
The Detroit Tigers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 172 hits and 84 RBI while Jeimer Candelario and Robbie Grossman have combined for 280 hits and 131 RBI. Wily Peralta gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 3.08 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Peralta is 1-0 with a 4.11 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The White Sox have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 155 hits and 59 RBI while Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada have combined for 279 hits and 171 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 10-6 with a 2.72 ERA and 172 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 5-3 with a 3.35 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 16-43 in their last 59 Friday games and 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series. The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 7-1 in their last 8 Friday games. The under is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 road games. The under is 5-1 in White Sox last 6 overall. The Tigers are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Chicago.
The Chicago White Sox are obviously the better team here, but they’ve been on cruise control for a while and have nothing to play for until the playoffs. And while the White Sox should win, the Tigers have provided value at times in the underdog role. Also, Peralta has allowed 23 hits and five earned runs in his last 25.2 innings. The Tigers are worth a shot in the dark here at this price.