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The White Sox are looking to improve their time at home against the Tigers.

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Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech caught his breath in a recent game while pitching in his native Texas.

Back at his home ballpark, Kopech made an inconsistent white start Friday as the team kicked off his seven-game homestand with a three-game start to his series against the Detroit Tigers. We want to help Socks finally find their footing.

Kopech has lost his last two starts as the host Rangers touched Longview, Texas, where he had four runs and he had five hits in 3 1/3 innings Saturday. is getting out of the unexploded ordnance of

"I'd like to think it was just one day, but I had a lot of family and friends and I grew up watching a lot of Rangers games," Kopech said. "It's a bit more of a sting to go home and not play your best.

"I pitched well early on, but I put a little too much pressure on myself and the team. Needs to improve pitch-to-pitch, hard to swallow

Kopech (4-8, 3.38 ERA) has made 10 home starts this season 3-4 with a 3.64 away ERA.

He has played against the Tigers in both settings this season and has finished 9.11. Pitching to a 2.89 ERA with two no decisions covering 1/3 innings, Kopech went 1-1 with a 4.98 ERA and appeared in five games against the Tigers, including four starts.

500 again after a 3-5 road trip to Texas and Kansas City, which culminated in a 5-3 loss to the Royals on Thursday afternoon.

The White Sox trailed 11 while batting 2-for-13.

Detroit lost four in a row, losing 10 of 12. Three by the visiting Cleveland Guardians. The Tigers, who tried to fend off a sweep of the 2000-2000 home run, lost 4-3 in 10 innings on Thursday, surrendering a run in the 10th inning after scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth. (0-4, 6.90 ERA) was called up to the Tigers in his season debut with the team, making 139 appearances, including 77 starts for Detroit from 2015-2021.

Norris signed a minor league deal with Detroit shortly after being released by the Chicago Cubs late last month, and has played three games with Triple-A Toledo since returning to the organization.

"It's been a pretty good year for him," Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “He lost his strike zone early on, tried different things, avoided hard contacts, avoided home runs. He started chasing his tail a little bit.

Norris went 3-2 with a 4.33 ERA in 17 games with the White Sox, seven of which were in the starting lineup.

49} Friday will be the first of nine scheduled matchups between the White Sox and the Tigers in the second half of the season, with six games scheduled in Chicago.

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