Chicago White Sox (9-10) at Detroit Tigers (9-6), 7:08 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - John Danks (1-0, 3.32)
Detroit - Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 3.21)
(SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago left-hander John Danks hopes to reverse his
recent fortunes against the Detroit Tigers on Monday when the American League
Central rivals begin a four-game series at Comerica Park.
Danks lost all three starts to the Tigers last season and pitched to a 5.48
ERA in doing so. He's also 0-5 with a 6.28 ERA in his last five starts in the
Motor City, Lifetime, he's 4-10 against them with a 5.38 ERA.
The 29-year-old hurler was impressive his last time out on Wednesday against
Boston, as he allowed a run and three hits in six innings. However, he did
walk four batters in his team's 6-4 loss.
After going 4-14 a year ago Danks is 1-0 this season with a 3.32 ERA.
Danks will be trying to help the White Sox win consecutive games on Monday
after they salvaged the finale of a three-game set with the Texas Rangers on
Sunday. Chicago's bats erupted in that one, as Marcus Semien went 4-for-6 with
four RBI to help the White Sox secure a 16-2 win.
Jordan Danks and Jose Abreu each belted a two-run homer, while Dayan Viciedo
added a solo shot, scored three times and plated a pair of runs for the White
Sox, who snapped a four-game losing streak with the win.
"We put together some good at bats. We swung at strikes and got pitches up and
hit the ball the other way," Semien said. "If you hit the ball to right here
you can get it in that jet stream and get it out of the ballpark. It was a
good team win."
Erik Johnson (1-1) picked up the win after limiting Texas to two runs -- one
earned -- on one hit with five walks over five frames.
Detroit, meanwhile, eked out a series win over the Los Angeles Angels of
Anaheim on Sunday, as Nick Castellanos' go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of
the sixth inning lifted the Tigers to a 2-1 win.
Rick Porcello (2-1) allowed a run on five hits and a walk over seven innings
to earn the victory. Ian Krol and Al Alburquerque then worked the eighth,
while Joe Nathan fired a scoreless ninth to notch his third save of the
Torii Hunter and Austin Romine were the only other Tigers with hits. They
tallied a pair apiece for Detroit, which won despite going just 1-for-11 with
runners in scoring position.
Now the Tigers will turn to winless right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who is 0-1
with a 3.21 ERA. Sanchez lost to Cleveland on Wednesday, as he allowed three
runs (2 earned) and two hits over five innings. However, he walked four
batters in the loss.
Sanchez is 2-2 in four starts versus the White Sox with a 3.04 ERA.
Detroit was 12-7 against the Chicago last season.
04/21 13:03:51 ET
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