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White Sox Set Rotation for Weekend Series vs. Tigers

Given the White Sox's offensive struggles, these three pitchers will need to limit the damage this weekend against Detroit.
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The reeling Chicago White Sox return home Friday to begin a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. After dropping three of four in Kansas City, the South Siders will look to right the ship against a rebuilding Tigers team. Here's how the White Sox rotation will shake out over the weekend at 35th/Shields.

Friday: Michael Kopech

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Hard-throwing righty Michael Kopech gets the ball for the series opener. Last time out, the 26-year-old struggled back in his home state. On August 6 against the Rangers, Kopech lasted just 3.1 innings and allowed four runs on five hits and two walks.

On the season, he owns a 4-8 record, 3.38 ERA, and 1.226 WHIP in a career-high 98.2 innings across 20 starts. With offensive woes aplenty, the White Sox will need a strong outing from Kopech to set the tone for the weekend. He will oppose Tigers' lefty Daniel Norris in the series opener.

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Saturday: Lucas Giolito

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The 2022 campaign has been a grind for Lucas Giolito, but he has given the Chicago White Sox a fighting chance in each of his last three starts. He last pitched Sunday in Texas and picked up a win by allowing just one run on six hits and three walks while fanning five.

Giolito will look to record his third consecutive win and lower his 4.91 ERA when he faces off against Detroit right-hander Matt Manning on Saturday night.

Sunday: Lance Lynn

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In the series finale, Lance Lynn will make his 12th start of the 2022 campaign. The grisly veteran has labored to the tune of a 5.88 ERA and 1.291 WHIP across 59.2 innings after beginning the season on the injured list.

Most recently, the long ball plagued Lynn. He allowed a pair of two-run homers across six innings Tuesday and suffered a loss against the Royals. The big right-hander will need to keep the ball in the park when facing Tigers' southpaw Tyler Alexander in Sunday's matinee matchup.