MLB | Chi. White Sox 4 @ Detroit 5 | 04/08 | 5:10 PM UTC
ANALYSIS: I'm a White Sox fan and think they absolutely can win the pennant. However, they are without All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada today (see news feed). Moncada isn't that big of a deal (out a few weeks injured) but Anderson (two-game suspension) is because he's the key to that offense. The Pale Hose were basically a .500 team last year without Anderson and 23 games over .500 when in there. Chicago does crush lefties and the Tigers are starting southpaw and new acquisition Eduardo Rodriguez, but, again, Anderson is a big part of that. The Tigers look pretty darn good on paper offensively, especially after landing Austin Meadows in trade earlier this week from Tampa Bay. Chicago pitcher Lucas Giolito was 0-3 with a 5.16 ERA last year against the Tigers and their lineup is way better in 2022.