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Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Pick & Prediction SEPTEMBER 24th 2022

MLB | BASEBALL
TV: Bally Sports Network | NBCSCH
Logo Detroit Tigers
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Logo Chicago White Sox
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OPENNER
-185

8o -115
CURRENT
-1.5 +120

+145
MONEYLINE
-155

2
SCORE
2

The Chicago White Sox saw their slim postseason aspirations take a significant hit earlier this week after getting swept by the first-place team in the American League Central.

Chicago didn't fare much better against the cellar dwellers of the division in the opener of a three-game series, either. The White Sox (76-75) will look to snap their four-game skid on Saturday night when they continue their series against the Detroit Tigers (58-92) in Chicago.

Chicago followed up its unceremonious sweep at the hands of Cleveland with a 5-3 setback versus Detroit on Friday night. The loss, coupled with the Guardians' 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers, moved the White Sox eight games behind first-place Cleveland in the AL Central with 11 games remaining in the season.

While Tigers manager A.J. Hinch is aware of Chicago's plight, he insists his team is motivated by stringing wins together toward the end of the season.

"We know where everybody is in the standings, and we know what they have gone through to get here," Hinch said. "I don't know the pulse of their team, but obviously we want to win as many series as we can toward the end of the year."

White Sox acting manager Miguel Cairo is keeping optimistic that two-time All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson could return to the club this season. Anderson has been sidelined since sustaining a tear in his left middle finger on Aug. 6.

"But we've got to make sure he's 100 percent," Cairo said of a potential return for Anderson. "You don't want to (aggravate) it. You've got to be 100 percent but of course I would like to see him lead off and be with our team and finish the season."

Luis Robert remained out of the starting lineup for the third straight game while he addresses pain in his left wrist.

"He's trying to see if he can go out there and do it without pain," Cairo said. "He wants to play, and it's not fun sitting on the bench and watching your teammates play. He wants to play."

Chicago will send rookie Davis Martin (2-4, 3.78 ERA) to the mound on Saturday night against Detroit's Drew Hutchison (2-9, 4.59) in a battle of right-handers.

Martin will face the Tigers for the second time in as many trips to the mound. He allowed one run on three hits in six innings of a no-decision in Detroit last Saturday.

Martin also secured his first major-league victory in his lone other appearance versus the Tigers. He scattered three hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings of a 13-0 romp in Detroit on June 15.

Hutchison, in turn, has struggled against the White Sox this season. He fell to 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in four appearances (three starts) versus Chicago after permitting six runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings of an 11-5 setback on Sunday.

Overall, he is 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA in nine career encounters (six starts) against the White Sox.

--Field Level Media

PREDICTION
Detroit Tigers
3
5
Chicago White Sox

Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Recap AUG 14TH 2022

AJ Pollock doubled, homered and scored twice to help the host Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 win against the Detroit Tigers and a three-game sweep on Sunday afternoon.

White Sox starter Lance Lynn (3-5) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.

Andrew Vaughn also homered and drove in two runs, and Eloy Jimenez and Jose Abreu had two hits each for the White Sox.

Tigers starter Tyler Alexander (2-7) lost his fourth consecutive start after allowing three runs and six hits in five innings. He struck out two and walked three.

Harold Castro homered and Javier Baez had two hits for the Tigers, who have lost seven in a row.

Lynn struck out the side in the second inning, but got into trouble after getting the first out in the third.

Akil Baddoo reached on an infield single and took third on a single to right by Riley Greene.

Lynn then bounced a pitch that got away from catcher Seby Zavala, allowing Baddoo to slide into home under Lynn's tag for a 1-0 lead.

Lynn got the second out of the inning, but Baez followed with a double to right field to score Greene and make it 2-0.

Pollock went deep to lead off the bottom of the inning and trim the lead to 2-1.

The White Sox moved ahead with two runs in the fifth.

Pollock doubled to lead off the inning and Jimenez followed with a one-out double to score Pollock with the tying run.

A single by Abreu moved Jimenez to third, and he scored on a fielder's choice ground out by Vaughn for a 3-2 lead.

Jimmy Lambert pitched the seventh and got the first out of the eighth for the White Sox before left-hander Jake Diekman came on and finished up the inning with two strikeouts.

The White Sox padded their lead in the bottom of the eighth when Vaughn homered to lead off the inning and Josh Harrison scored from first on a double by Zavala to make it 5-2.

Those runs provided some cushion for Kendall Graveman, who gave up a solo home run to Castro in the ninth before notching his sixth save.

--Field Level Media

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