Game thread recap: Tigers lose to White Sox

When: 8:10 p.m. Monday.
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago.
TV: Fox Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates)
First-pitch weather forecast: Partly cloudy, 75 degrees.
Probable starting pitchers: Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd (0-2, 10.24 ERA) vs. White Sox LHP Gio Gonzalez (0-1, 6.61 ERA).
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Tigers lineup:
1. Jones, CF
2. W. Castro, SS
3. Cabrera, DH
4. Schoop, 2B
5. Candelario, 1B
6. Maybin, RF
7. Romine, C
8. Paredes, 3B
9. Reyes, LF
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Happy Skubal Day:https://www.mlb.com/tigers/news/tarik-skubal-ready-to-join-big-league-club …


Tarik Skubal missed the first phone call from Tigers vice president of player development Dave Littlefield on Saturday night. But he saw the text message from Littlefield saying to call him, and he…
If Detroit Tigers become winners, we’ll remember the day Casey Mize was called up
On the organization boosting the rebuild and showing a willingness to compete: https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2020/08/18/detroit-tigers-casey-mize-tarik-skubal-al-avila-rebuild-future/3382780001/ …


Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila has given a face to organization’s methodical rebuild, with additions of Casey Mize and two others.
Paywall: To understand Tarik Skubal’s rise to Detroit Tigers, start with a Disney movie and a a tragic twist https://www.freep.com/story/sports/columnists/jeff-seidel/2020/08/18/detroit-tigers-tarik-skubal-mlb-debut/3387719001/ … via @freep ⁦@freepsports⁩ ⁦@SeattleUBase⁩


Tarik Skubal went from high schooler with baby fat to one of the top prospects in the Detroit Tigers organization. Here’s how he did it.
Gardy: We need better starting pitching to get our bullpen straightened out. We had a good run early in the season and we were able to use them the right way. Right now it’s just trying to get through a ballgame, and I hate playing baseball like that.” https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/2020/08/17/white-sox-slug-six-hrs-send-sinking-tigers-sixth-straight-defeat-7-2/3388624001/ …


Matthew Boyd, for the second straight start against the White Sox, yielded back-to-back home runs to the first two batters he faced.
Isaac Paredes: “I am going to enjoy it. Not many people get to fulfill their dream. I’m pretty happy to put finally put my feet on a major league field.” https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2020/08/17/trio-tigers-prospects-pumped-get-their-call-big-leagues/3381389001/ …


Three days, three big-league debuts in Chicago: Paredes Monday, Skubal Tuesday, Mize Wednesday
Avila: ‘I’m excited and I’m nervous at the same time. I’ll be on the edge of my seat, as I’m sure many of our fans will be. It’s an exciting time for the organization to see three top prospects come up here and start competing.’ https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2020/08/17/detroit-tigers-call-up-casey-mize-tarik-skubal-theyll-debut-starts-week/5600997002/ …


Tarik Skubal will make his major-league debut, starting for the Tigers on Tuesday, followed by former No. 1 draft pick Casey Mize starting Wednesday.
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