Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Prediction, Preview, and Odds – 5-26-2023

The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers continue their weekend series in Detroit on Friday night. The two teams are both lagging behind first-place Minnesota in the AL Central Division and, while both teams are under .500 at the moment, both are still well within striking distance of the struggling Twins. The pitching matchup on Friday night will feature veteran righty Lance Lynn (3-5, 6.28) of the White Sox opposing Tigers' lefty Joey Wentz (1-4, 7.45). The first pitch is scheduled for 6:40 PM EST.

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After enduring one of the worst opening months in team history, the Chicago White Sox have quietly played solid baseball in May. The White Sox finished April with a record of just 7-20 and closed the month with 11 losses in 12 games. Since then, the White Sox have gone 13-9 in April and came into this series with five wins in their last six games including two of three over last year's AL Central Division champions, the Cleveland Guardians. On Thursday night in the series opener, the White Sox fell 7-2 after collecting just four hits and striking out 13 times as a team.

The White Sox will hand the ball off to Lance Lynn in game two of the series on Friday night. Lynn is just 3-5 with an ERA of 6.28 in 10 starts this season with three quality starts. Lynn has allowed 65 hits in 57.1 innings pitched and has a K/9 rate of 10.5. On the road, Lynn is 1-2 with an ERA of 6.35 in five starts with just one quality start thus far. In his last three games, however, Lynn has gone 2-1 with an ERA of 5.00 allowing 20 hits in 18 innings of work. His last two starts, in particular, Lynn has looked like himself while allowing just three runs over 13 innings in consecutive wins.

Key Injuries: OF Eloy Jimenez and IF Elvis Andrus are out. OF Luis Robert Jr. is day-to-day

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