Tigers vs White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 9/3/23
Chicago White Sox (53-83) vs Detroit Tigers (62-74)
Game Info: Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Michael Kopech (5-12) (5.08) vs Tarik Skubal (3-3) (3.93)
Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox +115 / Detroit Tigers -135 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers will meet for their divisional series finale this Sunday from Guaranteed Rate Field. Detroit spanked Chicago to win game two by ten, 10-.0
Tigers Preview & Projected Starter
Detroit moved to 62-74 after defeating Chicago. The Tigers silenced the Southside last night, and they’ll look to complete the sweep here. The Detroit offense is scoring 3.04 runs per game, while batting .230, with a .300 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.41 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP.
Tarik Skubal (3-3, 3.93 ERA, 59 Ks) will get the call for Detroit. The fourth-year lefty had another tough road spot last week in Fenway, allowing four runs thru 5.1 innings to take his second loss of the season. Skubal has now given up four runs or more in each of his three road starts, and he’ll face another test away from home here in Cleveland.
Tigers Player Trends & Props
Riley Greene produced a pair of runs in the game one win, and he’s leading the Tigers in batting (.288), with 37 RBI.
Spencer Torkelson has scored a run in five of the previous seven games, and he leads Detroit in hits (113), home runs (24), and RBI (69).
Kerry Carpenter has recorded a hit in seven of his last ten games, and he’s second on team in both homers (20) and runs batted in (55), while batting .283.
Matt Vierling has collected a hit in four straight games, and he’s posting a line of .260/7/30 .
White Sox Preview & Projected Starter
Chicago enters at 53-82 after losing to Detroit. The White Sox were embarrassed last night, and they’ll look to avoid being swept here. The Chicago offense is 4.72 scoring runs per game, while batting .235, with a .292 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.72 ERA, with a 1.21 WHIP.
Michael Kopech (5-12, 5.08 ERA, 127 Ks) will take the mound for Chicago. The fourth-year righty struggled in his Windy City Showdown spot last week against the Cubs, allowing five runs through five innings to take his ninth loss of the season. Kopech hasn’t been able to play around the dysfunction in the Southside this year, and he’s dropped four of his last five starts. Now, Kopech did manage to toss one of his best outing of the season (7 IP, 0 ER, 9 K) versus Cleveland back in May, but he’s pitched poorly since.
White Sox Player Trends & Props
Luis Robert plated one of the few runs in game one loss, and he leads the club in hits (132), home runs (35), and RBI (71).
Andrew Vaughn has multiple hits in three straight games and he’s posting splits of .257/17/69.
Eloy Jiménez has doubled in back-to-back games, and he’s totaled fifteen homers and 53 RBI for the season, while leading the Sox in batting (.280).
Yoán Moncada has recorded a hit in eight of the previous ten games, while producing a run in three of his last six.
Corey’s Free Pick
This is honestly how most of the White Sox series’ have gone this season. They dropped the first two, then magically show up for game three, and I hate to say it, but this feels like the one Chicago wins. The White Sox have been the biggest disappointment in baseball this season, but here on Sunday is where they avoid the sweep. Cautiously back Chicago at home this Sunday.