The Tigers are playing fairly decent for the team heading into this division rival game against the White Sox. The Tigers are only 4.5 games back from first place, but the Tigers are still 5 games under the five hundred mar on the year. The White Sox, though, have finally managed to play their way out of the AL Central cellar and are 11 games back from Cleveland and 3 games ahead of the Royals.
On the year so far the Tigers have been able to score a total of 288 runs on the year. The Tigers have been able to hit at an average of .252 on the season. With the Tigers the team has managed to post a team ERA of 4.29.
With the White Sox the team has been able to score only 254 runs and what is really bad the White Sox are hitting only at a clip of .239. Pitching has not been that strong for the White Sox either with a team ERA that sits at 4.65.
Mike Fiers is the pitcher who is heading to the mound for the Tigers. On the season so far Fiers has been able to throw a total of 67.1 innings in 12 starts. This has led to Fiers getting a total of 50 strikeouts with a 5-3 record and a 4.01 ERA.
The White Sox are countering with Reynaldo Lopez. Lopez on the year has been able to throw a total of 77.1 innings in 13 starts. Lopez has struck out a total of 54 batters with a 2-4 record and a 3.26 ERA.