* The Tigers have made hay against losing teams this season with a 32-16 record.
* J.D. Martinez has torched the White Sox this season, batting .536 with hits in all eight games he has played in.
* A longtime nemesis of the Tigers, Justin Morneau has kept it up since sliding on a White Sox uniform, batting .350 with hits in all six games against Detroit this year. Morneau leads all active players with 69 career extra-base hits versus the Tigers.
* James Shields has surrendered 11 home runs in 15.0 innings over his last four starts.