Detroit Tigers vs Chi. White Sox Picks and Predictions June 23rd 2024

Detroit Tigers vs Chi. White Sox White Sox MLB Sun, Jun 23, 13:40 pm.
Detroit Tigers
ML: -190
Chi. White Sox White Sox
ML: 155

Young Pitchers Square Off as Tigers, White Sox Close Series

As the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox finish their three-game series, all eyes are on young pitchers Reese Olson and Jonathan Cannon. Both teams are looking to their strong starting pitchers to secure a win in Sunday’s series finale at Comerica Park.

Tigers’ Offensive Struggles

The Detroit Tigers have had a tough time scoring lately, managing just six runs in their last six games and losing five of them. This season, the Tigers have failed to score more than one run in 21 games, highlighting their ongoing struggles at the plate. In Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the White Sox, Detroit managed just two hits against rookie Drew Thorpe, avoiding a shutout with a late run in the eighth inning.

Reese Olson’s Recent Performance

Reese Olson (1-8, 3.39 ERA) is set to start for the Tigers. Despite a rocky start to June, Olson showed promise in his last outing, pitching six scoreless innings against Atlanta, allowing just four hits, no walks, and striking out eight. His improved command and pitch mix were key to his strong performance.

“I was able to command everything better,” Olson said. “It comes down to execution, and I executed everything better.” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch added, “Reese can go at lineups with so many combinations of pitches. When he gets too repetitive with his stuff, he can get into trouble.”

Jonathan Cannon’s Ascension

Jonathan Cannon (1-1, 3.34 ERA) will start for the White Sox. In his last outing, Cannon earned his first career victory by holding Houston scoreless through 8 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, walking one, and striking out four. Cannon’s confidence and control have been pivotal in his recent success.

“I’ll definitely never forget this night,” Cannon said after his first win. Catcher Korey Lee praised Cannon, saying, “He knows he belongs here. It’s one of the humps you have to get over when you are in this league.”

Previous Matchups and Records

Olson will face the White Sox for the first time this season but has a favorable history against them, with a 1-2 record and a 1.93 ERA in three starts last season. Cannon, making his sixth major league start, will face the Tigers for the first time, bringing a fresh dynamic to the game.

Matchup Implications

The pitching duel between Olson and Cannon is set to be a highlight. Olson’s familiarity with the White Sox and his recent form contrast with Cannon’s emerging confidence and control. Both pitchers have shown they can deliver strong performances, making this game a pivotal point for both teams.

Recent Performances and Team Dynamics

The Tigers’ recent offensive slump has been a significant challenge, with Matt Vierling noting the team’s difficulty in stringing hits together. Conversely, the White Sox have seen promising performances from their rookies, with Cannon’s strong outings boosting the team’s confidence.


Sunday’s matchup between the Tigers and the White Sox will feature a fascinating battle between Reese Olson and Jonathan Cannon. The Tigers are looking to overcome their offensive struggles, while the White Sox aim to build on Cannon’s promising start. The game’s outcome could hinge on the performances of these two young pitchers, making it an exciting showdown to watch.

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Detroit Tigers
O 8.5
Chi. White Sox White Sox
U 8.5
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