Detroit Tigers (17-10) at Chicago White Sox (9-14)
|Date & Time||Thursday May 7, 2015, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago White Sox -110 / Detroit Tigers +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Chicago White Sox look to sweep the Detroit Tigers Thursday afternoon.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Tigers have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Tigers have split their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 35 hits and 20 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 32 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost five of their last eight games on the road. Kyle Lobstein gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.91 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Lobstein’s second career game against the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox need this sweep after losing five of their last seven games. The White Sox have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last eight games. The White Sox have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Avisail Garcia leads Chicago with 28 hits and eight RBI while Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera have combined for 26 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won five of their last six games on their home field. Jose Quintana takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.28 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 4-2 with a 4.37 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog. The White Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 1-5 in Quintanas last 6 starts as a favorite. The Tigers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
The White Sox are rolling right now and have played their best ball at home. I'll take Chicago to keep things rolling here.