August 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Friday's Tigers-White Sox live tweets: Detroit takes first game in series against Chicago

Brad Ausmus talks with first base umpire Pat Hoberg in the ninth inning Friday night. (Matt Marton / Associated Press)

Tigers at White Sox

When: 8:10 p.m. Friday

Where: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago

TV/radio: FSD/97.1

Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:

Quick hits

Hereís what you need to know:

■ The Tigers, who trail the Royals by 1Ĺ games in the American League Central Division, open a four-game weekend series against the White Sox. Itís the start of an eight-game road trip.

■ Justin Verlander, Fridayís Tigers starter, goes for his second straight win since returning Aug. 23 after missing a start because of shoulder soreness.

■ The Tigers bullpen has not allowed a run in its past 13 innings of relief.

News bulletin

Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:

Tigers designate reliever Jose Ortega for assignment

■ Tigers find ways to get most out of streaky Al Alburquerque

■ For Tigers, momentum shifts on Brian McCann's long foul ball

■ Kyle Ryan will start for Tigers Saturday; Kyle Lobstein sent back to Toledo

■ Tigers tight-lipped about meeting after deal for Chad Qualls falls through

■ Alex Avila is Tigers' hero with walk-off RBI against Yankees

Tigers lineup

1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B

2. Torii Hunter (R) RF

3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B

4. Victor Martinez (S) DH

5. J.D. Martinez (R) LF

6. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B

7. Alex Avila (L) C

8. Eugenio Suarez (R) SS

9. Ezequiel Carrera (L) CF

SP: RH Justin Verlander (11-11, 4.82)

White Sox lineup

1. Adam Eaton (L) CF

2. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS

3. Jose Abreu (R) 1B

4. Adam Dunn (L) DH

5. Avisail Garcia (R) RF

6. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B

7. Tyler Flowers (R) C

8. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF

9. Carlos Sanchez (S) 2B

SP: RH Scott Carroll (5-8, 5.05)