Nova expected to start for Chicago against Detroit
Chicago; Friday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: White Sox -163; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers will square off in a doubleheader Friday.
The White Sox are 36-36 against the rest of their division. Chicago ranks eighth in the MLB in hitting with a .261 batting average, Tim Anderson leads the club with an average of .338.
The Tigers are 21-51 against teams from the AL Central. Detroit’s team on-base percentage of .293 is last in the American League. Miguel Cabrera leads the lineup with an OBP of .341.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 5-5, .323 batting average, 5.02 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Tigers: 2-8, .229 batting average, 5.08 ERA, outscored by 30 runs
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: (elbow), Michael Kopech: (elbow), Lucas Giolito: (lat), Dylan Covey: (shoulder), Dylan Cease: (left hamstring strain), Ryan Burr: (elbow), Jon Jay: (hip), Leury Garcia: (shoulder).