Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
|Date & Time||Friday April 19, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox -111 / Detroit Tigers +103 -- Over/Under: 8
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers meet Friday in MLB action at Comerica Park.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win here after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Chicago White Sox are 3-11 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Tim Anderson leads the White Sox with 27 hits and 12 RBI while Yoan Moncada and Leury Garcia have combined for 42 hits and 23 RBI. Carlos Rodon gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Rodon is 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Tigers have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Detroit Tigers are 4-9 this season when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 18 hits and five RBI while Nicholas Castellanos and Niko Goodrum have combined for 32 hits and 10 RBI. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.29 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 6-4 with a 5.81 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 26-54 in their last 80 during game 2 of a series, 7-16 in their last 23 vs. American League Central and 2-5 in Rodon's last 7 starts. The Tigers are 9-26 in their last 35 during game 2 of a series, 15-36 in their last 51 Friday games and 1-4 in Zimmermann's last 5 home starts. The White Sox are 26-53 in the last 79 meetings in Detroit and the over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 7-3-1 in Zimmermann's last 11 starts overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Rodon's last 11 starts overall.
I'm not trying to back either one of these teams or pitchers, so I'll just side with the over, a popular trend for both sides. Rodon had an ERA of 4.68 on the road last season and is allowing a .393 batting average in 28 at bats against current Tigers. Zimmermann has allowed 18 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 14 innings and has an ERA over eight in limited innings at home this season. The over has hit in seven of Zimmerann's last 11 starts and six of the White Sox's last eight road games overall. I expect some fireworks again between these two clubs.