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Tigers Vs. White Sox: Detroit Looks To Close Out Weekend Series With Win

The Detroit Tigers will try to continue their trend of alternating wins ans losses over the past six games when they wrap up their weekend series with the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers failed to win consecutive games once again on Saturday after suffering a gut-wrenching 3-2 loss thanks to a two-run, ninth inning home run by Chicago's Adam Dunn. So now the Tigers turn to right-hander Rick Porcello (2-2, 5.64 ERA) to get back in the win column and at least win the three game series against their AL Central Division rival.

After looking good in his first two starts, Porcello has struggled mightily in his last two starts. In the losses to Texas and Seattle, Porcello pitch a combine seven and two thirds innings giving up 17 hits and 13 earned runs.

Chicago will give the ball to right-hander Dylan Axelrod (0-0, 2.71 ERA) to make his first start of the season for the White Sox. Axelrod has made two relief appearances, pitching three and a third innings total after being called up to replace injured reliever Jesse Crain.

The game starts at Comerica Park at 1:05 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit.

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