Monday, April 3, 2017

MLB Opening Day: Tigers and White Sox Open in Chicago

MLB OPening Day White Sox

Tigers Poised for Playoff Run



The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox meet at New Comiskey Park on MLB Opening Day for 2017. These division rivals are in different spots right now. The Tigers have their eye on the World Series and the White Sox are in rebuilding mode and in the middle of a youth movement.

The Tigers have stacked their roster with veterans. The White Sox have turned to younger players as part of a long-term rebuilding project. The team traded left-hander Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox and outfielder Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals during the offseason. They received a handful of top prospects. 21-year-old second baseman Yoan Moncada is the gem and will start the season with Triple-A Charlotte.

Justin Verlander will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers on this day. Right hander Verlander is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA. He will make his ninth Opening Day start in the past 10 seasons for the Tigers. The 34-year-old is coming off a season in which he finished second in AL Cy Young Award voting. He was 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA last year. He will try for his 20th career win over the White Sox. It is his most against any team except the Royals. who he has 22 wins over.

It'll be Jose Quintana toeing the rubber for the White Sox in this contest. Left hander Quintana is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season. He will make his first career Opening Day start. Quintana earned double-digit wins for the first time last season with a 13-10 record and a 3.20 ERA. He could yield another batch of talented prospects if Chicago decides to trade him before the deadline.

Oddsmakers opened the Tigers as -130-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game's total opened at 8. The moneline is stil the same, but the total has dropped to 7.5.

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