Minnesota takes 5-game win streak into matchup with Detroit
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota enters the matchup as winners of their last five games.
The Tigers are 18-38 against opponents from the AL Central. Detroit has hit 121 home runs this season, the lowest total in the American League. Brandon Dixon leads the team with 14, averaging one every 23.9 at-bats.
The Twins are 34-19 against teams from the AL Central. Minnesota has a team on-base percentage of .336, good for fourth in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads the club with a mark of .379.
Max Kepler leads the Twins with 35 home runs and is batting .254. Cruz is 13-for-38 with four doubles, a home run and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 2-8, .243 batting average, 5.08 ERA, outscored by 22 runs
Twins: 7-3, .284 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs