Minnesota Twins (29-20, first in AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (18-29, fourth in AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Twins: Devin Smeltzer (1-0, 1.04 ERA, .81 whip, eight strikeouts); Tigers: Ronnie Garcia (0-0, 3.00 ERA, .83 WHIP, 22 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Twins -149, Tigers +126; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Detroit Tigers lead 1-0 in the five-match series against the Minnesota Twins.
Detroit has gone 11-14 at home and 18-29 on aggregate. The Tigers went 4-2 in the game when they scored at least two home runs.
Minnesota has gone 12-9 on the road and 29-20 overall. The Twins lead 9-5 in games decided by one run.
Tuesday’s game is the eighth time these teams are hitting boundaries this season. The Twins have a 5-2 advantage in the season series.
Top Performer: Jonathan Shoop has eight doubles, one triple, four home runs and 10 RBIs for the Tigers. Harold Castro is 7-for-23 with one double and three home runs in the last 10 games.
Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 11 home runs slugging .508. Luis Arrez is 19-for-40 with three RBIs in the last 10 games.
Last 10 games: Tigers: 5-5, .224 batting average, 4.03 ERA, 12 runs outscore
The Twins: 6-4, .291 batting average, 3.80 ERA, beat opponents by nine runs
Injuries: Tigers: Robbie Grossman: 10-Day IL (neck), Alvin Rodriguez: Day-Day (lower body), Miguel Cabrera: Day-Day (back), Eduardo Rodriguez: 15-Day IL (ribcage), Will West: 15-day IL (Covid-19), Victor Reyes: 10-day IL (quadricep), Austin Meadows: 10-day IL (vertigo), Michael Pineda: 15-day IL (finger), Tyler Alexander: 15-day IL (elbow), Kelly Funkhauser: 60-day IL (shoulder), Matt Manning: 10-day IL (shoulder), Casey Miz: 10-day IL (elbow), Spencer Turnbull: 60-day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-day IL (elbow), Jose Cisnero: 60-day IL (shoulder)
Twins: Carlos Correa: Day-to-Day (Covid-19), Royce Lewis: 10-Day IL (Knee), Sonny Grey: Day-Day (Pectoral), Max Kepler: Day-Day (Legs), Danny Coulombe: 15- Day IL (Hip), Gilberto Celestino: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), Joe Ryan: 10-Day IL (Covid-19), Cody Stashk: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Winder: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Miguel Sano: 60-day IL (knee), Chris Paddac: 60-day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak : 60-day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-day IL (elbow)
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