The White Sox are trying to continue their resurgence in Detroit

THE Chicago White Sox they’re headed in the right direction heading into a four-game series in Detroit that begins Thursday

Chicago has won seven of its last nine games, though it is still nine games under .500 in the set. Tigers

“No matter how many games we play back, we have to worry about being prepared to win the games. The tables will settle.” white socks said manager Pedro Grifol

Chicago made the most of four hits and three walks in a 6-0 loss to the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday. THE white sockswho scored five runs in the fourth inning, leaving just one runner on base

“Guys can hit the baseball over the wall, so I don’t want guys to give up and hit a ground ball to the second baseman,” Grifol said. “I want guys to drive the ball and guys to go somewhere deep down the field. That’s what they focused on (Wednesday).”

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Right-hander Lucas Giolito will start the series opener white socks on Thursday

Giolito (3-3, 3.62 ERA) has been a workhorse by modern standards, going at least six innings in each of his last eight appearances. All but two of those were quality starts, including his six-inning performance against Kansas City on Saturday. Giolito limited the Royals to one run and six hits in a 5-1 win.

Salvador Perez’s first-inning solo homer was the only run the Royals could muster off Giolito.

“He has four pitches he can go into at any time,” Grifol said. “He controls the fastball in the zone, which is big.”

Giolito has been in excellent command this season with a 5.0 strikeout/walk rate. He issued just 12 walks in 10 starts.

The 28-year-old veteran is very familiar with the Tigers. Giolito has 19 starts against them, going 6-6 with a 4.46 ERA. He’s had trouble with Detroit shortstop Javier Baez, who has a .417 average against him in 24 at-bats and five extra-base hits.

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His opponent will be right-hander Alex Faedo, who will make his fourth start this season. Faedo (0-2, 4.60 ERA) is looking for his second career win.

In his most recent outing, Faedo was charged with three runs and five hits in five innings Saturday at Washington. He threw 53 strikes on 72 pitches and lost a 5-2 deficit.

“I felt pretty good mechanically,” Faedo said. “And when I’m in sync, the fastball definitely comes out better. It’s good to work on that. I think we did a good job. There’s a couple of pitches I need to work on. But other than that, we had a great plan, I thought it went really well.”

Faedo, who issued just one walk in three starts, had the worst outing of his young career in the white socks last June. He gave up seven runs on nine hits in three-plus innings in a 13-0 loss

THE Tigers they also win. They beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Wednesday, snapping a three-game series and 3-3.

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Detroit got offensive contributions from unexpected sources. Zack Short had a pinch-hitter and drove in three runs, while Jonathan Schoop drove in his first two runs of the season with a double.

“He doesn’t play a lot,” manager AJ Hinch said of Short. “His role on this team is a defensive specialist, and he’s a spot-on starter here or there. He brings a lot of energy. Guys go crazy when he does things.”

— Field Level Media