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Detroit2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 7140
Chi White Sox0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 250
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  W: D. Hutchison (3-9)   L: D. Martin (2-5)
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT, September 24, 2022
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois  Attendance: 36,177

Struggling White Sox look to regroup vs. Tigers

According to STATS
According to STATS

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

  1. The White Sox are 12-4 against the Tigers this season. In MLB's expansion era (1961 to date), the White Sox have recorded more than 12 wins versus Detroit in one season only twice: in 2001 (13-6) and 2005 (14-5).
  2. Detroit has hit only 96 home runs this season, at least 22 fewer homers than every other major-league team. The Tigers hit the fewest home runs this year before the All-Star Game (53) and they have the lowest total since the break (43).
  3. Eduardo Rodriguez has held opposing hitters to a .207 batting average with the bases empty this season but they're hitting .300 against him with runners on base this year. Yet only one of the nine home runs Rodriguez has allowed this season has come with men on base.
  4. The White Sox are the only team in the majors with a winning record on the road (41-34) but a losing record in home games (35-40) this season. The White Sox have finished a season above .500 on the road and below .500 at home only three times: in 1912, 1941 and 2011.
  5. Elvis Andrus leads the White Sox in hits (40) and runs scored (21) since August 19, when he played his first game for the club after being released by Oakland. Andrus ranks second on the team (behind Eloy Jimenez) in extra-base hits (13), home runs (six) and RBI (22) during his tenure with the White Sox.
  6. Lucas Giolito has a 6-6 record in his 18 career starts versus the Tigers, all for the White Sox, but he's been more successful against them in Detroit (3-1, 3.72 ERA in seven starts) than in Chicago (3-5, 4.90 ERA in 11 starts).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/23/2022 thru 9/25/2022

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

Updated September 24, 2022

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