Tigers take 5-game losing streak into matchup with White Sox

Posted4/18/2019 7:00 AM

Chicago White Sox (7-10, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (8-9, third in the AL Central)

Detroit; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT


PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Ivan Nova (0-2, 5.28 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 11 strikeouts) Tigers: Tyson Ross (0-2, 3.50 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 15 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.

The Tigers are 4-4 against AL Central opponents. Detroit has slugged .311, last in the majors. Christin Stewart leads the club with a .519 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits.

The White Sox have gone 4-4 against division opponents. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.45. Carlos Rodon leads the team with a 3.27 earned run average. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 16 hits and has three RBIs. Gordon Beckham is 4-for-21 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.

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Yoan Moncada leads the White Sox with 11 extra base hits and is batting .333. Tim Anderson is 15-for-39 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .232 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outscored by seven runs

White Sox: 4-6, .244 batting average, 5.28 ERA, outscored by 18 runs

Tigers Injuries: Matt Moore: 10-day IL (knee), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Christin Stewart: day-to-day (undisclosed), Jordy Mercer: 10-day IL (quad).

White Sox Injuries: Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Lucas Giolito: day-to-day (hamstring), Jon Jay: 10-day IL (hip), Yoan Moncada: day-to-day (head).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.


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