Twins put 6-game win streak on the line against Tigers
Detroit; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Twins -139; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota enters the matchup as winners of their last six games.
The Tigers are 18-39 against opponents from the AL Central. The Detroit offense has compiled a .237 batting average as a team this season, last in the league. Miguel Cabrera leads the team with a mark of .279.
The Twins are 35-19 against the rest of their division. The Minnesota offense has compiled a .273 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the league. Nelson Cruz leads the team with a mark of .304. The Twins won the last meeting 13-5. Kyle Gibson earned his 13th victory and C.J. Cron went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Minnesota. Edwin Jackson registered his eighth loss for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 2-8, .239 batting average, 5.76 ERA, outscored by 29 runs
Twins: 7-3, .297 batting average, 4.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 28 runs