The Detroit Tigers are set to face the Chicago White Sox on Monday in the opener of a huge four-game series. The Tigers, who are two games behind the White Sox in the NL Central, will send Rick Porcello to the mound at U.S. Cellular Field.
Porcello (9-11, 4.58 ERA) is looking for his tenth victory of the season, which would be the fourth consecutive year in which the 23-year-old hurler has posted double-digit wins, if he's able to do it. He'll have the usual cast of characters behind him, as well as young outfielder Avisail Garcia, who is making his fourth career start. Here are the full lineups:
The White Sox will counter with Jose Quintana, who is 5-4 with a 3.68 ERA. There should be a lot of contact made in the game, as neither pitcher walks, nor strikes out, many batters.