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  W: D. Norris (1-0)   L: R. López (1-3)   S: S. Greene (10)
10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT, April 21, 2019
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan  Attendance: 15,686

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Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

  1. The Tigers went 12-7 against the White Sox in 2018 but were 4-6 at home against Chicago's American League team. The White Sox have won their last three games in Detroit, their longest road winning streak versus the Tigers since 2010.
  2. The White Sox lost to the Royals at home yesterday, snapping a three-game winning streak. Last season, Chicago's first winning streak of at least three games comprised three wins at Kansas City from April 26-28. The team didn't win three in a row again until reeling off three wins from June 24-27.
  3. Tim Anderson knocked in two runs, yesterday, with his fourth home run of the season, bringing his RBI total to 12. Anderson, who also has six steals, is one of three players in MLB with at least 10 RBI and five steals this season, alongside Dee Gordon (Sea -- 11 RBI, 7 SB) and Adalberto Mondesi (KC -- 11 RBI, 5 SB).
  4. The Tigers have lost five straight after winning six of their previous seven games. Detroit has been held to four or fewer runs in each of these five losses, and its 15 games with four or fewer runs trail only Miami (16) for the most such games in MLB this season.
  5. Miguel Cabrera is batting .333 with a .409 on-base percentage over his last 10 games (since April 4). His slugging percentage in that span is .385 as 11 of his 13 hits have been singles.
  6. Opponents are hitting just .222 off of Tyson Ross this season but have a .315 on-base percentage. Ross has issued at least four walks in two of his three starts this season; he lost both games. Ross has a career 4.36 ERA as a starter when issuing four-plus free passes compared to 3.75 as a starter otherwise.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 4/18/2019 thru 4/21/2019

The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers got an unscheduled day off during the holiday weekend. They'll be back in action on Easter Sunday.

Their game on Saturday was postponed due to steady rain in the Detroit area. It will be made up on August 6 as part of a day-night doubleheader.

Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire decided to move everyone in the rotation back a day instead of skipping left-hander Daniel Norris' turn. Norris (0-0, 4.32 ERA) will make his first start this season.

"He needs to pitch," Gardenhire told the Detroit News on Saturday. "We can't keep messing around with this kid. He needs to pitch and I want him to pitch."

Norris began the season in a long relief role but injuries have altered that plan.

Norris is replacing Matt Moore in the rotation. Moore, who started three games, underwent knee surgery on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the season. Norris was originally scheduled to pitch the series opener on Thursday but had his start pushed back to the weekend.

In his last outing on Sunday, Norris gave up one run on six hits in three innings at Minnesota.

The 25-year-old Norris made eight starts during an injury-marred 2018 campaign. He'll be seeking his first win since Sept. 28, 2017. He's 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA in five career outings, including three starts, against the White Sox.

Norris has relied on his fastball and slider as a reliever. He'll mix in more change-ups and curveballs as a starter.

"I like to use all my pitches," he told the News. "Obviously, starting, I will be able to do that."

White Sox manager Rick Renteria is taking the opposite approach regarding his rotation. Ervin Santana was Saturday's scheduled starter. His turn will be skipped, according to MLB.com, and right-hander Reynaldo Lopez will start the series finale.

Lopez (1-2, 8.84 ERA) got off to a rough beginning this season, allowing 18 earned runs in his first three starts. He settled down on Tuesday, holding Kansas City to one run on five hits in six innings while recording his first win.

Lopez is 1-1 with a 3.22 ERA in seven career starts against Detroit.

The White Sox won 7-3 on Friday behind another impressive display of power from second baseman Yoan Moncada. He crushed a 458-foot homer in the first inning.

"Honestly, I didn't even know where the ball hit," Moncada told MLB.com. "It wasn't until I got to the dugout that I asked the guys 'Where did the ball land?"

Moncada has six homers after going deep 17 times in 149 games last season. He's turning into the offensive threat the White Sox were seeking when they dealt ace Chris Sale to Boston for Moncada and three other prospects in December 2016.

"He's attacking earlier and he's also defending late," Renteria said. "He's not necessarily chasing out of the zone late. He's putting balls in play that normally he might just take. They are manageable, hittable pitches. He's now trusting he can do something with that pitch that might be borderline."

--Field Level Media

Updated April 21, 2019

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