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White Sox vs Tigers Predictions, Odds & Starting Pitchers (May 26)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Updated May 25, 2023 · 9:02 PM PDT

Detroit Tigers left fielder Akil Baddoo crossing home plate
May 25, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Akil Baddoo (60) is greeted by designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (24) after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports
  • The White Sox are -140 road favorites over the Tigers on Friday night
  • Lance Lynn (3-5, 6.28) will pitch for the White Sox against lefty Joey Wentz (1-4, 7.45)
  • A look at the White Sox vs Tigers odds and prediction can be found below 

The Detroit Tigers will try to make it two in a row against the visiting Chicago White Sox when the teams meet at 6:40 p.m. ET Friday in the second game of a four-game series at Comerica Park.

The Tigers (23-25, 11-10 home) notched a 7-2 victory on Thursday night in the series opener for their third win in the last four games. The White Sox (21-31, 9-18 road) lost for the second time in their last seven games.

The game will be streamed on Apple TV+.

White Sox vs Tigers Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Chicago White Sox -140 -1.5 (+115) Over 8.5 (-110)
Detroit Tigers +118 +1.5 (-135) Under 8.5 (-110)

The White Sox are -140 favorites over the Tigers in the MLB odds, giving them an implied win probability of 58.33%. Chicago has +25000 World Series championship odds and Detroit is listed at +50000.

The temperature at first pitch is expected to be 69 degrees with a low of 48 along with mostly clear skies and northeast wind at 5-8 mph.



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White Sox vs Tigers Probable Pitchers

Lance Lynn (3-5, 6.28) is scheduled to start for the White Sox against rookie left-hander Joey Wentz (1-4, 7.45). Both will be pitching on five days of rest.

Lynn vs Wentz

Lance Lynn
Joey Wentz
3-5 Record 1-4
6.28 ERA 7.45
5.08 xERA 5.79
1.47 WHIP 1.63
3.53 SO/W 2.21

Lynn has won his last two starts after beginning the season 1-5, including beating the Kansas City Royals on Sunday in Chicago. He pitched six innings and gave up two runs, four hits and two walks while striking out six.

Lynn is 7-3 against the Tigers in his career with a 3.39 ERA in 11 starts.

In five starts on the road this season, Lynn has a 1-2 record and a 6.35 ERA. He is 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA in seven outings at night. Lynn has three quality starts in 10 turns and the White Sox are 3-7 when he pitches.

Wentz was hammered in his last start Sunday, allowing six runs and 10 hits in just two innings in a road loss to the Washington Nationals. He struck out one and walked none.

This will be Wentz’s first career start versus the White Sox.

Wentz is winless in five starts at Comerica Park this season, going 0-1 with a 6.65 ERA. At night, he is 1-1 with a 4.29 ERA. Wentz has yet to record a quality start in nine tries but the Tigers are 4-5 when he toes the slab.

The lineups for White Sox vs Tigers can be found here.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Tigers Batters Batting Average vs Lance Lynn
Andy Ibanez .667
Akil Baddoo .500
Javier Baez .333
Riley Greene .333
Miguel Cabrera .158
Jake Rogers .125
Jonathan Schoop .067
Eric Haase .000
Spencer Torkelson .000

No players on the White Sox’s active roster have ever faced Wentz. Tigers left fielder Akil Baddoo is 4 for 8 against Lynn but designated hitter Miguel Cabrera is 3 for 19 (.158) with two doubles and 10 strikeouts.

White Sox vs Tigers Betting Trends

Baddoo homer and was one of three Tigers with two hits in Thursday night’s win over the White Sox.

Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson also had two hits. Javy Baez drove in two runs.

Gavin Sheets homered for the White Sox.

White Sox center fielder Luis Robert Jr. returned to the lineup after missing one game with quadriceps soreness and went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. Second baseman Hanser Alberto did not start for a fourth straight game because of left shoulder soreness but was available off the bench.

White Sox vs Tigers Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
5/25/23 Tigers White Sox DET, 7-2
9/25/22 White Sox Tigers DET, 4-1
9/24/22 White Sox Tigers DET, 7-2
9/23/22 White Sox Tigers DET, 5-3
9/18/22 Tigers White Sox CWS, 11-5
9/17/22 Tigers White Sox CWS, 4-3
9/16/22 Tigers White Sox DET, 3-2
8/14/22 White Sox Tigers CWS, 5-3
8/13/22 White Sox Tigers CWS, 6-4
8/12/22 White Sox Tigers CWS, 2-0

While the Tigers won the teams’ first meeting of the season Thursday, the White Sox have a commanding 45-22 advantage in the series since 2019.

White Sox vs Tigers Prediction

Lynn seems to be back on track after a rough start to the season. Let’s back him against the struggling Wentz.

Pick: White Sox ML (-140)

Season Record: 20-9 (+8.8 units) ML; 2-2 (0.0 units) RL; 2-1 (+1.0 unit) O/U; 24-12 (+9.8 units) overall


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