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Game 153: Tigers at White Sox

Eddie Bonine (0-0, 5.96) vs. Jake Peavy (7-6, 4.05), 8:11 p.m. EST

After finishing off a sweep in Cleveland, the Tigers take on the White Sox for the next three games. Rather than play spoilers in the AL Central race, the White Sox have been enablers, getting swept by the Twins in at the Metrodome, and allowing Minnesota to keep pace in the division. Will they be as generous to the Tigers? Ozzie Guillen's crew has lost four straight games, and nine of their last 12.

Jake Peavy makes his second start for the White Sox since being activated from the disabled list. In his American League debut last Saturday versus Kansas City, Peavy allowed three runs in five innings. He struck out five Royals, and walked three. Altogether, that was good enough to pick up the win.

Peavy last faced Detroit five years ago, which almost doesn't seem worth mentioning as the Tigers look completely different now. Brandon Inge did hit a home run against him, however. And Placido Polanco went 3-for-4.

Eddie Bonine hasn't pitched in nine days, as Monday's off-day allowed the Tigers to skip his turn in the rotation. He was originally scheduled to start tomorrow night, but was bumped up to give Nate Robertson an extra day of rest. Bonine started against the White Sox back in July, pitching a spot start in a doubleheader. In that game, he allowed three runs and seven hits over six innings.

Alex Avila gets the start at catcher tonight. Aubrey Huff is the DH, and Ramon Santiago is the shortstop. Magglio Ordonez is in right field, batting third.

South Side Sox has your SB Nation opposing view for this weekend's series.