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The Chicago White Sox begin a three-city trip road trip tonight when they visit the Detroit Tigers, who have played a league-high 31 road games, will play 22 of their next 32 at Comerica Park.
Left-hander Derek Holland pitched Saturday against Detroit, but in the second of the two games. He'll start tonight in the opener of the three game series.
Holland (4-4, 2.37) was the losing pitcher in that start and that squared his career log against the Tigers at 1-1. He has a 2.52 ERA against Detroit in six career starts.
The White Sox will have Miguel Gonzalez and lefty David Holmberg pitching against the Tigers in the other two games of the series.
Chicago recorded 49 strikeouts against Detroit in the four-game set, the most whiffs by the Tigers in a series of that length since at least 1913. The Tigers drew nine walks off White Sox pitchers in losing the first game of the doubleheader, the most for Detroit in a shutout loss since 1977.
One of Chicago's strengths this season has been its bullpen, which has a 2.84 ERA that ranks third in the majors and is holding opponents to a major-league-low .195 batting average. And this is despite not having Nate Jones, Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka because of injuries.
Michael Fulmer, who lost his last two starts by 3-0 and 1-0 scores on a road trip that saw Detroit play 11 games in 10 days and go 4-7, will pitch Friday against Chicago in the opener of the series. He'll be working with an extra day of rest thanks to Thursday's team day off, as will Saturday starter Jordan Zimmermann.
Lefty Daniel Norris will pitch Tuesday against the visiting Los Angeles Angels and Fulmer will work Wednesday on normal rest. Boyd will return to the rotation Thursday.

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