Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 6, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox -114 / Detroit Tigers -105 -- Over/Under: 10.5
The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers meet Tuesday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Comerica Park.
The Chicago White Sox look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The White Sox have scored 19 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost 10 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Leury Garcia leads the White Sox with 119 hits and 33 RBI while Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada have combined for 228 hits and 137 RBI. Hector Santiago gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Santiago is 5-6 with a 3.24 ERA and 86 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tigers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Detroit Tigers have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 100 hits and 43 RBI while Niko Goodrum and JaCoby Jones have combined for 161 hits and 66 RBI. Drew VerHagen gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 11.66 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. VerHagen is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 second games of a double-header, 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 3-8 in Santiagos last 11 starts. The Tigers are 7-20 in their last 27 during game 3 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 0-6 in VerHagens last 6 starts. The White Sox are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in White Sox last 7 overall.
Santiago will make his White Sox debut since coming over from the Mets, but he pitched for this franchise through 2011-13, so this shouldn't be a tough transition for him. VerHagen has allowed 21 hits and 15 earned runs in his last 10 innings, and he has a 17.18 ERA and .389 allowed batting average in 3.2 innings at Comerica Park this season. It's always tough to predict game two of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game, but the White Sox are playing better and there's no way I'm backing VerHagen on the hill. Give me the road team.