Edwin Jackson (13-7, 3.25) vs. Daniel Hudson (0-1, 3.38), 2:05 p.m. EST
After last night's amazing, improbable 12-5 win (and comeback from a 5-0 deficit), the Tigers go for the series win over the White Sox. Every win is obviously crucial right now, as the Twins have no intention of letting the AL Central slip away. But might the White Sox be a little irritable following Ozzie Guillen's post-game rant?
Daniel Hudson makes his second major league start for the White Sox, subbing for the injured Gavin Floyd. In his debut, Hudson gave up three runs (one earned) to the Twins, but his lineup couldn't give him any run support. Here's a scouting report from Sox Machine on Hudson. He mostly gets by with a fastball-slider combination (topping out in the low-90s), with a change-up mixed in.
Did Edwin Jackson get his groove back on Tuesday versus the Indians? Jackson pitched seven shutout innings, and presumably stopped tipping his slider. But mostly, he was successful because he kept the ball down and eventually stopped falling behind hitters. Jackson hasn't earned a decision in two starts against the White Sox this season, but compiled a 3.75 ERA in those games.
Lineup-wise, the only notable change is Clete Thomas in right field. Magglio Ordonez has the day off.