White Sox, streaking Jimenez set for matchup with Tigers
Detroit; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: White Sox -123; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Eloy Jimenez is riding an 11-game hitting streak as Chicago readies to play Detroit.
The Tigers are 20-47 against AL Central teams. Detroit has a collective on-base percentage of .294, last in the MLB. Miguel Cabrera leads the lineup with a mark of .345.
The White Sox have gone 33-34 against division opponents. Chicago ranks eighth in the MLB in hitting with a .259 batting average, Tim Anderson leads the team with an average of .336. The White Sox won the last meeting 10-1. Dylan Cease earned his fourth victory and Jimenez went 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run and four RBIs for Chicago. Jordan Zimmermann took his 12th loss for Detroit.
TOP PERFORMERS: Niko Goodrum leads the Tigers with 44 extra base hits and is batting .248. Victor Reyes is 11-for-40 with a double, two triples, a home run and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 2-8, .243 batting average, 5.70 ERA, outscored by 33 runs
White Sox: 4-6, .305 batting average, 5.12 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs