Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
|Date & Time||Sunday April 21, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)|
Detroit Tigers -125 / Chicago White Sox +105
The Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers meet in the finale of their MLB set in baseball action from Comerica Park on Sunday.
The Chicago White Sox come into this game looking to win the abbreviated series after Saturday’s game was rained out. The White Sox were looking to build on a 7-3 victory over Detroit in game two on Friday. Leury Garcia, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu each had two hits and two RBIs with Moncada homering while Abreu added a double. Yonder Alonso added an RBI to round out Chicago’s scoring in the win while James McCann, Ryan Cordell, Yolmer Sanchez and Adam Engel each had a base hit as well in the victory. Carlos Rodon got the win to improve to 3-2 on the year after giving up just one run on three hits while walking three and striking out six over six innings of work. Reynaldo Lopez will start the finale and is 1-2 with an 8.84 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lopez is 1-1 with a 3.22 ERA and 27 strikeouts against Detroit.
The Detroit Tigers will also be looking for a series victory after dropping the second game of the set on Friday. All of Detroit’s scoring in the loss came via solo home runs as Josh Harrison, Niko Goodrum and Grayson Greiner each had a solo jack. Jeimer Candelario and Gordon Beckham each had a double while Miguel Cabrera and Dustin Peterson each had base hits of their own in the losing effort. Jordan Zimmermann took the loss, falling to 0-3 on the year after allowing five runs on six hits while walking and whiffing four batters apiece in the defeat. Matthew Boyd will start the finale and is 1-1 with a 2.96 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. In his career, Boyd is 2-4 with a 4.45 ERA and 44 strikeouts against the White Sox.
Chicago is 9-19 in their last 28 games overall and 2-8 in their last 10 road games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0 in Lopez’s last 5 starts against a team with a losing record. Detroit is 6-1 in Boyd’s last 7 home starts and 1-6 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 4-1-2 in Boyd’s last 7 division starts. Detroit is 2-5 in Boyd’s last 7 starts against the White Sox.
Boyd hasn’t had a lot of success in his career against the White Sox, but he’s been the far more reliable pitcher and is 2nd in the majors with 36 strikeouts so far this season. Lopez has allowed 18 runs in 19.1 innings, and while he did a good job silencing the Royals last time out, I still need to see more before investing any trust in Lopez going forward. I’ll lay the juice with Detroit in the series finale on Sunday.