It will be a chilly day at Guaranteed Rate Field, but the Chicago White Sox will hope to make their home opener a memorable one as they face the Detroit Tigers.
The White Sox, who opened the season with a 3-2 record on a road trip that took them through Kansas City and Toronto, will send James Shields to the mound for his second start of the season. Shields was touched up for four runs in the team’s Opening Day win over the Royals, but still got the win as he pitched six innings in the contest.
Here is how the White Sox will line up at a frigid ballpark Thursday:
Yoan Moncada - 2B
Avisail Garcia - RF
Jose Abreu - 1B
Matt Davidson - DH
Yolmer Sanchez - 3B
Leury Garcia - LF
Tim Anderson - SS
Omar Narvaez - C
Adam Engel - CF
Wednesday night’s hero Jose Abreu will be back in the lineup after he hit the go-ahead home run against the Blue Jays in the eighth inning. Matt Davidson, who has already hit four home runs and driven in seven RBI this season, will bat behind him in the lineup.
Coldest White Sox Home Openers in Guaranteed Rate Field History
The forecasted game time temperature is 39 degrees at the ballpark, which would be the second-coldest Opening Day game in its history. In 2003, the White Sox opened the season with a frigid game against the Cleveland Indians, with the mercury reaching just 37 degrees for that contest.