White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Detroit
* The Tigers lost, 5-4, to the Yankees on Sunday, dropping their first series since July 19-21 against the Royals in the process. Detroit is now 17-3 in its last 20 games overall – second best of any team in the majors since July 21 (Dodgers – 18-3).
* Chicago dropped a 5-2 decision to Minnesota yesterday, losing three of four to the Twins over the weekend after sweeping the Yankees three straight in its previous series. The White Sox are just 20-48 in their last 68 contests since beginning the season with a mark of 24-24 in their first 48 games.
* Detroit has defeated Chicago three straight and six of the last seven times these two clubs have met. Dating to May 15 last season, the Tigers are 16-5 in their last 21 games vs. the White Sox overall.
* Doug Fister went 6.0 innings and allowed just two runs (both earned) vs. the Indians in his last outing, and including a no-decision in that contest, is now 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his last five starts overall. Fister is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in his last three appearances against the White Sox.
* Chris Sale beat the Yankees in his last outing (7.1 IP, 0 ER), snapping his personal three-game losing streak in the process. Sale is 1-4 with a 4.68 ERA in five career starts against the Tigers.
* Miguel Cabrera went deep in his third straight game yesterday, and is now batting .424 with four homers and 11 RBI during his current nine-game hitting streak. Including at least one RBI in six consecutive contests, Cabrera has 1233 RBI since joining MLB in 2003 – second most of any player