Chicago White Sox (3-6) at Detroit Tigers (9-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday April 19, 2015, 1:08 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers -164 / Chicago White Sox +154 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox face off on Sunday at Tiger Stadium for game three of their MLB series of AL Central teams.
The Detroit Tigers are in first place in the AL Central but they are coming off of a beat down loss at the hands of the White Sox. J.D. Martinez hit a home run and Miguel Cabrera and Rajai Davis each had hits as the Tigers scored three runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez was shelled allowing nine hits and nine earned runs while striking out two and lasting just 3.1 innings. For Sunday’s game the Tigers look to bounce back with Shane Greene who has allowed seven hits and a run, none earned, while striking out eight over 16.0 innings for a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA.
The Chicago White Sox are off to a slow start this season but they got a lot of frustration out of their system by destroying the Tigers on Saturday. Jose Abreu had three hits including a grand slam home run, Adam LaRoche had three hits including a home run, and Melky Cabrera had four hits as the White Sox scored 12 runs on 17 hits. Starting pitcher Chris Sale was in cruise control allowing four hits and two runs while striking out six over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 2-0 for the season. For Sunday’s game the White Sox start Jose Quintana who has allowed 12 hits and five runs while striking out 10 over 11 innings for a 1-0 record and 4.09 ERA.
Detroit in 9-3 in their last 12 games, 4-1 as a home favorite, and 20-8 against the AL Central. Chicago is 2-7 in their last nine road games, 4-9 in game three of a series, and 0-6 in Quintana’s last six starts in game three of a series. Chicago is 13 -30 in their last 43 games in Detroit.
Quintana has had much tougher pitching matchups as the White Sox have had injuries at the top of the rotation but with him in his right spot look for him to be at his best and to get the win at the nice price.