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Gamethread: White Sox at Tigers

The White Sox aim to be the second team in all of baseball to win number 40

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
Eyes on the Prize: The White Sox may be burned with injuries, but they keep on performing well.
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After yesterday’s late-night victory, the Chicago White Sox look to ensure the series win in this middle-of-the-afternoon affair against the Detroit Tigers. If they do win, the White Sox will be either the second or third team in all of baseball to 40 wins (barring what happens in the opener of the Giants doubleheader).

Dylan Cease is on the bump today. He’s rocking a 4-2 record and a 3.36 ERA, which is fairly even with his 3.43 xERA (in 12 starts). Cease employs a 4-seam and slider mix, but he uses his curve and change fairly evenly for those tertiary and quaternary pitch selections. Cease is in the top 4% of baseball with his fastball spin rate.

Sharing the mound with Cease, opposing starting pitcher José Ureña is 2-5 this season and has a 4.25 ERA (5.14 xERA) in 11 starts. Similar to Cease, Ureña likes a sinker and slider combination, but will throw in the 4-seamer and change. He is in the top 36% for fastball spin rate.

Oh yeah, did you know this about Cease and his streak against the Tigers?

Aiming for his eighth win against Detroit, the above lineup looks to help him get the job done. Brian Goodwin makes his White Sox debut this afternoon, batting second and playing center field.

As for the Tigers, their lineup looks like this:

Yesterday’s ninth-inning hero for the Tigers, Daz Cameron, finds himself batting seventh and playing right field.

Today’s game starts at 3:10 p.m. CT, will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Chicago, and ESPN 1000 (WMVP) radio for your listening pleasure. Jeremy Karll will have your postgame Six Pack.

Let’s go earn win number 40!