(SportsNetwork.com) - Shane Greene tries to string a third straight brilliant performance together on Sunday when the Detroit Tigers play the rubber match of their three-game series with the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park.
Acquired this winter from the New York Yankees, Greene has been superb in his two starts for the Tigers, as he has won both outings and has yet to allow an earned run in 16 innings.
"I'm just trying to throw strikes," he said. "That's my biggest goal."
No Tigers pitcher has ever gone three starts without allowing an earned run to start a season.
Chicago, meanwhile, will turn to lefty Jose Quintana, who is coming off his first win on the season. Quintana beat the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, serving up just an unearned run and three hits in six innings to improve to 1-0 to go along with a 4.09 ERA.
Quintana has faced the Tigers eight times and is 4-1 against them with a 3.14 ERA.
He'll be trying to help Chicago win this series after evening it on Saturday, as Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche each homered and drove in four runs to lead the White Sox to a 12-3 rout.
The White Sox handed the surging Tigers only their second loss in 11 games this season behind a 17-hit barrage. Abreu's grand slam off Anibal Sanchez highlighted a seven-run fourth inning, while LaRoche socked a three-run shot in the third.
Melky Cabrera collected four hits and two RBI in five at-bats for Chicago, with Abreu and LaRoche both finishing a triple shy of a cycle.
The prolific hitting display was supported by a quality start from Chris Sale (2-0), who struck out six while holding Detroit's potent bats to two runs and four hits over six innings.
"I don't ever think I've seen 12 runs before," said Sale afterward. "It was impressive."
Sanchez (1-2) was battered for nine runs and nine hits before being lifted with one out in the fourth.
"Any mistake he made we took advantage of it," LaRoche said. "A lot of those were probably decent pitches, we just happened to find holes and put guys on base all day. It was nice to see that from our offense."
Detroit was 10-9 versus the White Sox last season.