|CHI WHITE SOX ( RIENZO )|
DETROIT ( SMYLY )
|973||CHI WHITE SOX||+165||Ov 8.5,-115||+180||Ov 8.5,-125|
|974||DETROIT||-175||Un 8.5,-105||-190||Un 8.5,+105|
|vs Left-handed Starters||2-3||-0.1||3-2||7.0||0.305||0.340||4.8||0.255||0.352|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-1.7||4-2||4.7||0.250||0.288||5.4||0.279||0.378|
|vs Right-handed Starters||6-6||-1.8||6-5||4.4||0.267||0.319||4.7||0.262||0.319|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.6||3-4||4.4||0.293||0.374||4.4||0.242||0.306|
|4/9/2014||JOHNSON(R)||@ COLORADO||NICASIO(R)||4-10||L||155||10 un||O||8||5||1||16||7||0|
|4/18/2014||PAULINO(R)||@ TEXAS||PEREZ(L)||0-12||L||145||8.5 un||O||3||4||0||18||9||0|
|4/19/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ TEXAS||LEWIS(R)||3-6||L||110||9 un||P||9||7||0||13||6||1|
|4/20/2014||JOHNSON(R)||@ TEXAS||ROSS(L)||16-2||W||155||9 un||O||18||6||1||2||4||1|
|4/21/2014||DANKS(L)||@ DETROIT||SANCHEZ(R)||3-1||W||182||8.5 ev||U||5||4||0||9||10||2|
|4/22/2014||LEESMAN(L)||@ DETROIT||VERLANDER(R)||6-8||L||220||8.5 ov||O||13||9||2||15||10||0|
|4/23/2014||RIENZO(R)||@ DETROIT||SMYLY(L)|| |
|4/24/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ DETROIT||SCHERZER(R)|| |
|4/25/2014||JOHNSON(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)|| |
|4/26/2014||DANKS(L)||TAMPA BAY||RAMOS(L)|| |
|4/27/2014||LEESMAN(L)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)|| |
|4/28/2014||RIENZO(R)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||DETROIT|| || |
|4/9/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||7-6||W||-115||7 un||O||13||8||1||11||6||3|
|4/11/2014||PORCELLO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||0-6||L||100||6.5 ov||U||1||3||0||13||6||1|
|4/12/2014||VERLANDER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||6-2||W||-130||6.5 un||O||11||9||1||10||9||1|
|4/13/2014||SCHERZER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||1-5||L||-150||6.5 un||U||7||9||1||6||5||1|
|4/18/2014||SMYLY(L)||LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||6-11||L||-125||8 un||O||11||9||0||13||5||0|
|4/19/2014||SCHERZER(R)||LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||5-2||W||-160||7.5 un||U||10||10||0||4||3||1|
|4/20/2014||PORCELLO(R)||LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||2-1||W||-140||9 un||U||5||8||0||7||5||4|
|4/21/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||1-3||L||-195||8.5 ev||U||9||10||2||5||4||0|
|4/22/2014||VERLANDER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||LEESMAN(L)||8-6||W||-240||8.5 ov||O||15||10||0||13||9||2|
|4/23/2014||SMYLY(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||RIENZO(R)|| |
|4/24/2014||SCHERZER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|4/25/2014||PORCELLO(R)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)|| |
|4/26/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HUGHES(R)|| |
|4/27/2014||VERLANDER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)|| |
|4/29/2014||SCHERZER(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||@ CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|CHI WHITE SOX: CHICAGO (AP) - From rock bottom last season to contention this year? The Chicago White Sox see no reason why it can't happen.|
They're ready to put last season's 99-loss wreck behind them and make a jump at least back to respectability, if not a run at the AL Central title.
They see a team with solid pitching, a new slugger in Jose Abreu and renewed vigor. Now, all they have to do is back it up.
''You have to pitch, you have to hit, you have to score,'' said manager Robin Ventura, entering his third season. ''You have to play defense. You have to do all of them in our division. Detroit has won it the last few years. They have a combination of everything. Unless you do that, you're not going to be close. We proved that last year.''
They had the pitching part down last season. The rest? Well, that's where things got dicey.
|DETROIT: DETROIT (AP) - When Justin Verlander takes the mound for Detroit on opening day, maybe then the Tigers will be able to enjoy a much-needed sense of normalcy.|
As an offseason of drama gave way to spring training injuries, it was easy to forget the Tigers still have one of the most talented rosters in baseball. Sure, there have been some early problems for new manager Brad Ausmus to address, Detroit still figures to be the favorite to win its fourth consecutive AL Central title.
''We have a new look this year,'' outfielder Torii Hunter said. ''Little bit more speed and we'll miss the big man, but we'll score some runs.''
The ''big man'' is Prince Fielder, whom the Tigers traded to Texas in a blockbuster deal that brought second baseman Ian Kinsler to Detroit. That move gave the Tigers more financial flexibility, although they weren't all that aggressive in pursuing free agents. Detroit did sign Joe Nathan to replace departed closer Joaquin Benoit.
The Tigers also traded right-hander Doug Fister to Washington.
Lately, the focus has been on right-hander Max Scherzer, who enters his final season before free agency after winning the Cy Young Award in 2013. Negotiations with the Tigers on a long-term deal have stalled.
''They respect where I'm at. I respect where they're at, and we'll revisit this after the season,'' Scherzer said. ''I still want to be in Detroit. I love this clubhouse and everything about it. There's been a history of this team signing free agents so hopefully I'll be a part of that history as well.''
But right now Scherzer's future is uncertain, and with Hunter and Victor Martinez in the final season of their contracts, it's hard to say what Detroit's 2015 roster will look like.
So the Tigers may never have a better chance to win a World Series with this group than right now.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (CHI WHITE SOX-DETROIT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*White Sox-Tigers Preview* ==========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Chicago (10-10) at Detroit (9-7), 7:08 p.m. EDT
The Chicago White Sox are hoping their second fill-in starter in two days fares better than the first.
A night after Charlie Leesman wasn't able to make it through three innings in place of ace Chris Sale, manager Robin Ventura turns to Andre Rienzo for a spot start in place of Felipe Paulino on Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers.
"You have to have guys be able to fill in, and tonight wasn't the night," Ventura told the team's official website after Tuesday's 8-6 loss.
Rienzo was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday as Paulino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation.
Rienzo threw a scoreless inning in his first major league relief appearance in Sunday's 16-2 win over Texas after starting the season 0-2 with a 4.85 ERA in three minor league starts. The right-hander went 2-3 with a 4.82 ERA in 10 starts for Chicago (10-11) last year and faced the Tigers once, holding them to two runs in six innings Aug. 4.
Detroit's Drew Smyly has also transitioned into the rotation. After beginning the season with six scoreless innings in the Tigers' bullpen, Smyly (1-1, 4.00 ERA) struggled in his first start, allowing four runs on six hits in three innings of Friday's 11-6 home loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
"For whatever reason, when I got later in the count, they just started fouling a lot of pitches off, making it tough on me - foul, foul, ball, ball, foul, and then a base hit or something," Smyly told the team's official website. "They were just making me work, man."
He's seen plenty of the White Sox in the last two seasons, though seven of his nine appearances against them have come out of the bullpen. He had a 4.91 ERA in the two starts, both of which came in May 2012.
The Tigers (10-7) evened the series Tuesday, and Chicago designated hitter Adam Dunn figured Detroit was happy to see anyone but Sale, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his prized left arm.
"No offense to Charlie, but I'm sure those guys were pretty excited when they heard Chris was scratched," Dunn said. "That would be true no matter which pitcher we were sending out there instead of him."
The top three hitters in Detroit's lineup - Rajai Davis, Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera - jumped on Leesman and the White Sox's bullpen for a 7-for-14 night. Cabrera went 3 for 5 with his second home run to break out of a 1-for-15 slump.
"You like to see results, but he really did take some great swings yesterday and that was just a precursor to today," starter Justin Verlander said of Cabrera. "Hopefully that gets him jump-started."
The Tigers had 15 hits and are batting .328 in their last seven games against the White Sox, who fell to 7-22 in Detroit since the start of 2011.
After managing just five hits in its series-opening win, Chicago got plenty of pop from the middle of its order. Dunn and first baseman Jose Abreu each homered while right fielder Dayan Viciedo went 4 for 4 to improve to 10 for 16 in his last four games and break out of a 3-for-21 stretch against Detroit.
White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie missed Tuesday's game with a sore left hand and is expected to again be out of the lineup on Wednesday.
|Last Updated: 8/29/2014 9:28:32 PM EST|