Tigers to take on Twins on the road
Minneapolis; Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT
LINE: Twins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers will square off in a doubleheader Saturday.
The Twins are 7-1 against the rest of their division. Minnesota has hit 66 home runs this season, third in the American League. Eddie Rosario leads them with 13, averaging one every 10.5 at-bats.
The Tigers are 8-9 against the rest of their division. The Detroit pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.61. Spencer Turnbull leads the team with a 2.31 earned run average. The Twins won the last meeting 6-0. Jake Odorizzi earned his fifth victory and Mitch Garver went 1-for-1 with a home run and two RBIs for Minnesota. Tyson Ross took his fifth loss for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 7-3, .255 batting average, 2.48 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
Tigers: 4-6, .208 batting average, 5.93 ERA, outscored by 28 runs
Twins Injuries: Addison Reed: 10-day IL (thumb), Adalberto Mejia: 10-day IL (calf), Miguel Sano: 10-day IL (heel), Marwin Gonzalez: day-to-day (face), Jason Castro: day-to-day (elbow), Willians Astudillo: 10-day IL (hamstring).
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: 10-day IL (elbow), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Blaine Hardy: 10-day IL (forearm), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Niko Goodrum: day-to-day (knee), Jordy Mercer: 10-day IL (quad), Josh Harrison: 10-day IL (shoulder).