AL Central Division foes will battle on Saturday afternoon, when the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox continue their weekend series from Guaranteed Rate Field. Last night, John Hicks homered in the first inning and scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice to spark Detroit to a 4-3 victory. Shane Greene allowed one hit in the ninth inning to close the door on his 18th save.
Thirty-two year old righty Jordan Zimmerman (2-0 4.88 ERA) will take the mound for the Tigers in this matchup. Over his last 12 frames, Zimmerman has allowed no runs and four hits while striking out 10 batters.
The Chicago White Sox have lost 44 of their first 68 games and are a team with a bright future. On Friday, Matt Davidson collected three hits and scored a run in a losing effort for the White Sox. SP Reynaldo Lopez allowed nine hits and three runs in six innings for Chicago, who is 12 games out of first place.
The White Sox will counter with twenty-three year old righty Lucas Giolito (4-7 7.09 ERA) on Saturday. Last time out, Giolito gave up four runs in five innings during a 4-0 loss versus Cleveland.