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Skubal is expected to start hosting Detroit in Chicago

Chicago White Sox (38-24, first in AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (26-36, fourth in AL Central)

Detroit; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Lucas Giolito (5-5, 3.88 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 87 strikeouts) Tigers: Tarik Skubal (3-7, 4.33 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 68 strikeouts)

LINE: Tiger +150, White Sox -175; over / under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit and Chicago meet on Friday.

The Tigers are 11-21 against the rest of their division. Detroit has lost .375 this season. Jonathan Schoop leads the team with a .441 slugging percentage, including 19 extra base hits and 10 home runs.

The White Sox played 21-12 against division opponents. The Chicago Offensive has put together an average of 0.252 strokes as a team this season, good for fourth place in the American League. Tim Anderson leads the team with a grade of .297.

The White Sox won the last meeting 3-0. Dylan Cease took his fourth win and Anderson went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for Chicago. Jose Urena suffered his fifth loss for Detroit.

TOP PERFORMER: Robbie Grossman leads the Tigers with 21 additional base hits and beats .241.

Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 11 homers and has 48 RBI.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Tigers: 5-5, .243 batting average, 3.93 ERA, outperformed opponents by four runs

White Sox: 6-4, 0.236 batting average, 3.60 ERA, outperformed opponents by nine runs

INJURIES: Tiger: Spencer Turnbull: (forearm), Julio Teheran: (shoulder), Erasmo Ramirez: (right chest), Derek Holland: (shoulder), Rony Garcia: (knee), Michael Fulmer: (shoulder), Victor Reyes: (Intercostal stretching), Derek Hill: (shoulder), Harold Castro: (hand), Wilson Ramos: (spine), Grayson Greiner: (left hamstring).

White Sox: Michael Kopech: (thigh), Jace Fry: (microdiscectomy), Jimmy Cordero: (Tommy John operation), Luis Robert: (hip), Eloy Jimenez: (left breast), Billy Hamilton: (oblique), Nick Madrigal: (thigh).

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The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.

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