Detroit Tigers Odds
The Tigers have lost nine of 12 after Saturday’s 14-0 defeat, their second shutout loss by at
least that many runs in the past five games. Jorge Bonifacio doubled for the club’s lone
extra-base hit, as Detroit was outhit 19-5.
Right-hander Spencer Turnbull (4-2, 3.32 ERA), who threw six shutout innings against the
Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday in his most recent start, gets the call for the Tigers. Turnbull
has struggled against the White Sox in his career, and is 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA in three starts,
with 14 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings.
The White Sox defeated Turnbull at Guaranteed Rate Field on Aug. 20, as he yielded three runs and two hits in two innings with four walks and zero
Chicago White Sox Odds
The American League Central-leading White Sox rolled to their eighth win in nine games
Saturday behind a monster night from Jose Abreu, who went 4-for-4 with a pair of three-run
home runs and a career high-tying seven RBIs.
Tim Anderson notched his third four-hit game versus Detroit this season, and is batting .514 (18-for-35) with five home runs and nine RBIs against them.
Rookie right-hander Jonathan Stiever is slated to make his major league debut for Chicago,
which is 8-1 against Detroit this season. In 39 minor league starts — none above Advanced
Class-A — Stiever, a fifth-round selection of the White Sox in 2018, is 10-11 with a 3.59 ERA. He
has 193 strikeouts in 173 innings.
Tigers at White Sox Betting Pick for September 13, 2020
While Stiever hasn’t pitched above Advanced Class-A, he also hasn’t had a lineup of this caliber
behind him. Look for the White Sox to keep swinging the bats well, with their power helping
cover up any of the rookie’s initial shortcomings.
Tigers at White Sox Betting Pick, Tigers (+130), White Sox (-150)
White Sox 7, Tigers 4
Tigers at White Sox Best Bet for September 13, 2020
The Tigers figure to get some solid contact against a debuting White Sox rookie, but the White
Sox have been seeing the ball well against most every Tigers pitcher they face.
Tigers at White Sox Best Bet: OVER 9.5 total runs (-114)