White Sox Vs. Tigers Game Preview: P Francisco Liriano Looks To Extend White Sox Division Lead

The White Sox look to rebound from a 7-4 loss at Detroit Friday, a defeat that pulled the Tigers within two games of Chicago at the top of the AL Central.

While the series itself won't decide the division - the two teams have a four-game set Sept. 10-13 in Chicago - the White Sox have dropped four of their last five, all to AL contenders (three at Baltimore, and last night's loss at Detroit).

It doesn't get any easier for the White Sox, as they'll face hard-throwing Max Scherzer (14-6, 4.13 ERA) who is 6-1 with a 2.75 ERA over his last eight starts.

The two-game cushion the White Sox have over Detroit (70-61) comes at a good time considering the road slump the Sox are currently suffering. They'll need a strong outing from starter Francisco Liriano (5-10, 5.06 ERA), who's allowed two earned runs in each of his last three starts (2-0).

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET at Comerica Park in Detroit.

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