Could Sox face Darvish in MLB debut?

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Could Sox face Darvish in MLB debut?

Yu Darvish is officially a member of the Texas Rangers. The White Sox play the Rangers in a three-game series in Arlington to open the season April 6-8.

Could Darvish's much-anticipated debut come against the White Sox?

Obviously, the Rangers aren't close to setting up their rotation. But with Colby Lewis, Derek Holland and Neftali Feliz currently standing as the teams Nos. 1-3 starters, someone would have to be bumped off the opening series in favor of Darvish for him to face the White Sox.

This is just an educated guess, but I figure Lewis and Holland will get starts in the first series of the year. So it'll come down to whether the Sox will face Darvish, who will be making his MLB debut, or Feliz, who will be making his first career start in the majors.

If Lewis and Holland start the first two games, that could set up Darvish to start the series finale -- which just happens to be a nationally-televised Sunday night game. If that happens, maybe we won't be inundated with images of Nolan Ryan beating in Robin Ventura's head because everyone will be preoccupied with Darvish's debut.

Preview: White Sox aim to extend winning streak vs. Tigers today on CSN

Preview: White Sox aim to extend winning streak vs. Tigers today on CSN

The White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers today, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchup: Derek Holland (2-2, 1.99 ERA) vs. Michael Fulmer (2-1, 2.88 ERA)

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Late runs push White Sox past Tigers as winning streak hits five

Late runs push White Sox past Tigers as winning streak hits five

DETROIT — Geovany Soto broke open a tie game with a two-run single in the eighth inning, helping the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Friday night at Comerica Park.

Anthony Swarzak pitched two scoreless innings for the White Sox, who won their fifth straight.

Tigers reliever Alex Wilson allowed two hits and two unearned runs in the eighth. Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos committed two errors in the inning, and three in the game, leading to Soto's go-ahead hit.

Former Tigers pitcher Mike Pelfrey started for the White Sox and went 4 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out two.

Detroit got to Pelfrey early, jumping out to a 2-0 first-inning lead on Justin Upton's bases loaded, two-run single. The Tigers loaded the bases again that inning, but Jim Adduci grounded into a double play to end the threat.

The White Sox answered in the top of the second, getting back-to-back home runs from Todd Frazier and Avisail Garcia off Detroit starter Matt Boyd to tie the score at 2.

The White Sox took a 3-2 advantage in the third on Garcia's RBI single, and the Tigers tied it on Victor Martinez's RBI single in the fifth.

Melky Cabrera began the top of the eighth with a single, and Frazier reached base on Castellanos' first error of the inning. Garcia followed with a hard hit ball to third, which Castellanos could not handle, loading the bases.

After Wilson induced a double play, with the runner being forced out at home, Yolmer Sanchez received an intention walk to reload the bases. Soto then delivered the big hit.

Tim Anderson added a two-run homer in the ninth to extend the lead to 7-3.

Boyd pitched seven innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits. He stuck out five and walked two.