Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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MLB Preview: Detroit Tigers (60-74) at Chicago White Sox (53-81)


ROSTER MOVES: The Tigers have announced the following roster moves:
*Recalled INF/OF Andre Lipcius from Triple A Toledo

*Selected RHP Miguel Díaz from Triple A Toledo

*To make room for Diaz on the 40-man roster, designated LHP Bennett Sousa for assignment

HE’S THE MAN(NING): Matt Manning turned in another impressive start yesterday against the Yankees, working 6.0 scoreless innings with two hits allowed, two walks and four strikeouts. He became the second pitcher in franchise history to have back-to-back starts with at least 6.0 shutout innings and two-or-fewer hits allowed,
joining Michael Fulmer, who had three straight from June 1-12, 2016. Over his last four starts, Manning has a 2-0 record with a 0.38 ERA (23.2IP/1ER).

A CARPENTER AND HIS TOOLS: Kerry Carpenter had a pair of hits with a RBI in yesterday’s game, wrapping up a strong month of August. In 28 games during the month, he hit .347/.405/.653 with four doubles, nine home runs and 20 RBI. Among American League hitters in August, he ranked tied for second in home runs, while he was third in OPS (1.059), fifth in slugging percentage and seventh in batting average.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW: Andre Lipcius was recalled from Triple A Toledo prior to tonight’s game. His first appearance will mark his Major League debut. Lipcius has played in 97 games with the Mud Hens this season, hitting .272/.363/.419 with 16 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 58 RBI. In 18 games during August, he slashed .343/.438/.612 with a double, a triple, five home runs and 21 RBI.

ON THE ROAD: The Tigers tonight begin a six-game road trip, which includes three games at Chicago (AL) (September 1-3) and three games at New York (AL) (September 5-7). Detroit is 31- 34 away from Comerica Park this season. As a team, the Tigers are hitting .224/.291/.376 on the road, while the pitching staff has a 4.17 ERA

TIGERS AND WHITE SOX: The Tigers and White Sox begin their third series of the season tonight. The two teams will conclude their season series next weekend in Detroit with three games from September 8-10. Chicago (AL) holds a 4-3 edge this season, including sweeping a three-game set at Guaranteed Rate Field earlier this season.

AGAINST THE AL CENTRAL: The Tigers continue divisional play tonight against the White Sox. Detroit is 25-15 against American League Central teams so far this season. The Tigers are 9-2-1 in their 11 series against division opponents. Detroit is looking to post its first winning record against the AL Central since 2016 (38-37).


  • LHP Tyler Alexander (left lat/shoulder strain, 60-day IL on July 4, retroactive to July 3)
  • LHP Matthew Boyd (left elbow sprain, 60-day IL on June 27)
  • RHP Mason Englert (left hip tightness, 15-day IL on July 24, retroactive to July 23)
  • OF Austin Meadows (anxiety, 60-day IL on April 8, retroactive to April 7)
  • RHP Casey Mize (right elbow sprain, 60-day IL on February 17)
  • RHP Freddy Pacheco (right elbow sprain, 60-day IL on March 27)
  • LHP Andrew Vasquez (left calf tightness, 15-day IL on August 29, retroactive to August 28)


57 Eduardo Rodriguez • 9-7, 3.21 ERA (117.2IP/42ER)

  • Rodriguez will make his 21st start of the season tonight in the series opener at Chicago (AL). Suffered the loss in his last start on Saturday vs. Houston, allowing four runs on five hits with four walks and a strikeout in 4.2 innings. Has faced the White Sox nine times in his career, posting a 3-0 record with a 3.61 ERA (52.1IP/21ER) and 52 strikeouts…in three career starts at Guaranteed Rate Field, Rodriguez is 3-0 with a 2.55 ERA (17.2IP/5ER) and 21 strikeouts. Among American League pitchers with at least 110.0 innings pitched, he ranks sixth in FIP (3.22), while he is eighth in ERA (3.21) and ninth in opponent batting average (.228). Threw 7.0 scoreless innings with four hits allowed, three walks and five strikeouts on August 8 vs. Minnesota…was his fifth start this season with at least 7.0 shutout innings, the most such starts by a Tigers pitcher since Justin Verlander, who also had five outings with at least 7.0 scoreless innings in 2013. Since 2018, he has a .656 winning percentage, which ranks fifth among all active Major League pitchers over that span (min. 120 starts).


The Chicago White Sox have won three of their last five games as they open a three-game homestand tonight against Detroit.  RHP Touki Toussaint, who threw 5.0 scoreless IP in his last start on 8/26 vs. Oakland, is scheduled to start for the White Sox. The Sox are coming off a 1-2 trip to Baltimore, which ended on Wednesday with a come-from-behind, 10-5 victory. Following this three-game series, the White Sox take a sixgame, seven-day trip to Kansas City (9/4-6) and Detroit (9/8-10). The Sox went 3-4 homestand on their last homestand vs. Seattle (1-2) and Oakland (2-2) from 8/21-27.

The White Sox are 49-24 against Detroit since 2019. The Sox are hitting .281/.319/.468 (120-427) with 27 doubles, 17 home runs and 59 runs scored over the last 12 games. Tim Anderson needs two hits to become the 19th player in history to record his fi rst 1,000 career in a Sox uniform (STATS). Andrew Benintendi needs two doubles for 200 career. Yoán Moncada is hitting .338/.375/.544 (23-68) with eight doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI over his last 19 games. Luis Robert Jr. has recorded four straight multihit games, going 8-16 (.500) with three doubles and one home run.

Prior to tonight’s game, the White Sox recalled RHP Luis Patiño from Class AAA Charlotte and INF José Rodríguez from Class AA Birmingham … the Sox active roster increases to 28.

The White Sox lead the season series, 4-3, sweeping a three-game set at home from 6/2-4 after losing three of four at Comerica Park from 5/25-28. Jake Burger hit the ninth walkoff grand slam in franchise history on 6/4 at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Sox are hitting .218/.272/.324 (52-238) with a 3.30 ERA (23 ER/62.2 IP) and have outscored the Tigers 33-26. Chicago is 49-24 since the start of the 2019 season.

Some notable White Sox career numbers against Detroit: Tim Anderson: .353/.391/.517 (149-422) hitter with 29 doubles, 12 home runs, 49 RBI and 88 runs scored in 102 games … his .353 average is tied for fourth all-time against the Tigers (min. 400 PA) behind Joe Jackson (.383), Wade Boggs (.356) and George Sisler (.354); Andrew Benintendi: .333/.396/.480 (66-198) in 54 games; Eloy Jiménez: .307/.362/.553 (61-199) hitter with 13 homers and 48 RBI in 51 games; Andrew Vaughn: .295/.343/.488 (38-129) with six home runs and 24 RBI in 36 games.

Is scheduled to make his 11th start (15th appearance) of the season and sixth (eighth) at home. Owns a 2-5 record with a 4.85 ERA (30 ER/55.2 IP), .211 (42-199) opponents average, 39 walks and 56 strikeouts with the White Sox in 2023. Is 2-3 with a 4.03 ERA (13 ER/29.0 IP) at home this year. Has worked at least 5.0 IP in six of his last 10 games (eight starts) … has struck out 45 during that span. Is limiting left-handed hitters to a .198/.363/.342 (22- 111) slash line with 27 walks and 21 strikeouts this year. Has limited right-handers to a career .223/.334/.365 (107-479) slash line, while lefties have hit .235/.392/.432 (85-361) against him.
Opponents are batting .218/.382/.327 (12-55) with RISP and .087/.382/.130 (2-23) with RISP/two outs in 2023. Was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on 6/20 after
being designated for assignment by Cleveland on 6/17. Made his major-league debut with Atlanta on 8/13/18 vs. Miami, allowing one run on two hits over 6.0 IP. Was originally selected by Arizona in the first round (16th overall) of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Earned the win on 8/26 vs. Oakland after spinning 5.0 scoreless IP with a season-low two hits allowed, three walks, one hit batter and four strikeouts. Exited in the sixth inning with the White Sox leading, 6-0 … Chicago won, 6-2. Owned a 45.0 first-strike percentage and 9.6 swinging-strike percentage (nine swing and misses) vs. 20 batters … threw 94 pitches (54 strikes) with the following pitch breakdown: 33 sinkers (92.7 mph avg; 94.8 mph max), 19 splitters (87.5 avg; 90.1 max) 19 curveballs (75.2 avg; 77.4 max), 17 four-seam fastballs (93.2 avg; 94.6 max) and six sliders (86.8 avg; 89.0 max).

Is 2-3 with a 4.03 ERA (13 ER/29.0 IP), .219 (23-105) opponents average, 16 walks and 29 strikeouts in seven home appearances (five starts) this year. Four of his seven outings at Guaranteed Rate Field this season have been scoreless. Allowed his first home run at home on 8/21 vs. Seattle … had not allowed a home run at Guaranteed Rate field in his previous five outings (three starts) across 20.0 IP. Went 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA (6 ER/20.0 IP), .200 opponents average, nine walks and 22 strikeouts from 6/21-8/8 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Is averaging 6.67 walks per 9.0 IP (44 BB/59.1 IP) this year, the second-highest among MLB pitchers (minimum 50.0 IP). Has walked at least one batter in 13 of his 14 appearances and four-plus in eight outings this year.

Is scheduled to make his second career appearance (first start) against the Tigers and first at Guaranteed Rate Field. Faced the Tigers on 6/2/19 at Truist Park with Atlanta … earned the win after spinning 0.1 scoreless IP of relief. Is 2-0 with a 9.45 ERA (7 ER/6.2 IP), .310 (9-29) opponents average, two walks and six strikeouts in three career appearances (two starts) against the American League Central.

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