Detroit Tigers Odds
After losing for the eighth time in 11 games Friday, the Tigers will look to keep their American League playoff hopes alive with a win Saturday. The Tigers are 3 1/2 games out of the final AL postseason spot as they turn to righty Michael Fulmer (0-1, 8.24 ERA).
Fulmer worked a season-low 2 1/3 innings Monday in a road loss to the Minnesota Twins, scattering four runs and four hits with one walk and zero strikeouts. Fulmer has fanned 17 batters in 19 2/3 innings over seven starts, and he turned in three scoreless innings in an Aug. 10 home start against the White Sox.
Rookie right fielder Daz Cameron had a two-run single Friday, the first hit of his major league career.
Chicago White Sox Odds
The American League Central-leading White Sox will go for their seventh win in eight games Friday as left fielder Eloy Jimenez looks to stay hot at the plate. Jimenez smacked a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning Friday to key Chicago’s 4-3 win in the series opener, and he has an extra-base hit in four consecutive games.
Jose Abreu went 0-for-4 with a strikeout as his career-best 22-game hitting streak was snapped.
Right-hander Reynaldo Lopez (0-2, 8.38 ERA) is set to start for the White Sox following his recall Thursday from the club’s alternate training site at Schaumburg. Lopez, who has battled soreness in his pitching shoulder this season, hasn’t worked longer than four innings in any of his four starts, but he has pitched to a 3.65 ERA in 12 career starts against Detroit.
Tigers at White Sox Betting Pick for September 12, 2020
Chicago has benefited from a top-loaded rotation this season, but Lopez hasn’t factored into the team’s success the way the organization hoped. Whether he struggles or succeeds on Saturday, the White Sox have the offense to keep the postseason push going as Chicago plays its final 16 games in 16 days.
Tigers at White Sox Betting Pick, Tigers (-120), White Sox (+110)
White Sox 7, Tigers 4
Tigers at White Sox Best Bet for September 12, 2020
Both starting pitchers have been inconsistent this season while both lineups boast their share of dangerous threats. A slugfest is very possible.
Tigers at White Sox Best Bet: OVER 8.5 total runs (-114)