Chris Sale Will Try To Get The White Sox A Series Win Tonight Against The Tigers

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Seven was good the previous night, but I guess an eight-run deficit was too much to overcome and the White Sox fell back below .500 last night after falling to the Tigers, 11-8. Hopefully, Chicago ace Chris Sale can keep the Tigers’ offense in check. However, Sale hasn’t been quite as sharp as he was early in the season and has given up four or more runs in three of his last four starts, including five runs on 11 hits in six innings against the Royals last Thursday. Sale didn’t once give up more than three runs during his 9-0 start. He was able to get some help from his offense that night and did pick up his 10th win of the season.

Let’s hope that White Sox offense can give Sale some more help this evening. They’ll face right-hander Mike Pelfrey, who has just one win to his credit in 12 starts this season. Unfortunately, that win came against Chris Sale and the South Siders 11 days ago. On that night in Detroit, Pelfrey gave up two runs and five hits over six innings in the Tigers’ 7-4 victory.

Here’s everything else you need to know about tonight’s series finale.

Detroit Tigers (33-31) at Chicago White Sox (32-33)

Time: 7:10 PM CT

Location: U.S. Cellular Field

Radio: WLS 890, WRTO 1200

TV: CSN

Starting Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey (1-6, 4.68 ERA) vs Chris Sale (10-2, 2.87 ERA)

Starting Lineups

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Position Player vs Sale AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
2B Ian Kinsler 6-31 .194 0 0 2 4 5 6
CF Cameron Maybin 2-4 .500 0 0 0 1 0 0
1B Miguel Cabrera 9-36 .250 0 0 2 4 9 12
3B Nick Castellanos 1-19 .053 0 0 0 1 1 10
RF J.D. Martinez 7-24 .292 2 0 2 4 3 12
DH Justin Upton
C James McCann 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 1 4
LF Mike Aviles 6-34 .176 0 0 1 2 2 3
SS Jose Iglesias 6-14 .429 1 0 0 0 0 1

 

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Position Player vs Pelfrey AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
SS Tim Anderson
RF Adam Eaton 4-10 .400 0 1 0 0 0 0
1B Jose Abreu 4-11 .364 1 0 0 0 0 0
LF Melky Cabrera 7-25 .280 1 0 0 1 4 3
3B Todd Frazier 2-5 .400 0 0 0 2 1 1
C Dioner Navarro 2-6 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0
2B Brett Lawrie 1-8 .125 0 0 0 2 0 1
DH Avisail Garcia 6-15 .400 1 0 0 1 0 1
CF J.B. Shuck 1-8 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0