The Detroit Tigers visit the Chicago White Sox on Saturday to play the second game of their final series of the regular season for both clubs. The Tigers lost on Thursday to the Minnesota Twins 10-4. The Tigers ended their regular season schedule at home at 22-59 to tie for the worst number of losses at home with the St. Louis Browns of 1939. The minus-221 run differential for the Tigers at home is the worst in MLB history.
Cleveland lost on Thursday 8-0 to the Chicago White Sox. Indians pitcher Aaron Civale served up back to back home runs on consecutive pitches during the fourth innings. The loss dropped the Indians two games behind Tampa Bay for the second American League wildcard spot and both teams have three games remaining.
Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit in batting with a .281 average, in RBIs with 57 and hits with 137. Brandon Dixon is the team leader in home runs with 15. As a team, Detroit is averaging .240 at the plate. On Saturday, the Tigers will send Matthew Boyd to the mound. The lefthander is 9-11 with an ERA of 4.57, 234 Ks and 49 BBs.
Tim Anderson leads Chicago with a .338 batting average. Jose Abreu is the team leader in home runs with 33, RBIs with 123 and in hits with 178. As a team, Chicago is batting .261. On Saturday, the White Sox will send Reynaldo Lopez to the mound. The right-hander is 9-15 with an ERA of 5.57, 160 Ks and 64 BBs.