Chicago takes on Detroit in division play
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: White Sox favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Detroit and Chicago will play on Friday at Comerica Park.
The Tigers are 5-4 against AL Central teams. Detroit has hit seven home runs this season, last in the league. Niko Goodrum leads the club with one while slugging .463.
The White Sox are 4-5 against division opponents. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.69. Carlos Rodon leads the team with a 3.27 earned run average. The Tigers won the last meeting 9-7. Drew VerHagen notched his first victory and Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs for Detroit. Carson Fulmer registered his first loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Goodrum leads the Tigers with eight extra base hits and is slugging .463. Gordon Beckham is 6-for-25 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .252 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored by six runs
White Sox: 4-6, .243 batting average, 5.02 ERA, outscored by 13 runs