Gameday Stats and Facts: Aug. 31 vs. Detroit

Posted: Aug. 31, 2010 12:15 p.m. CT

By Anthony LaPanta
FOX Sports North

The Twins come off a 3-4 road trip during which the offense struggled. They scored only 20 runs in the seven games on the road.

Offensive Woes
Twins Bats Struggle on Road Trip

 Avg.  .221
 HR  3
 SLG  .316
 Runs/Gm  2.86

The Twins are back at home where they have been one of baseball’s best teams. They have won 11 of their last 13 at Target Field. The Twins pitching staff has thrived at home – five shutouts in their last 13 home games.

Happy at Home
Twins Enjoying Home-Field Advantage

Last 13 at home

 W-L   11-2
 Runs-Allowed  57-42
 ERA   2.97*
 OBA  .258

*2.31 without 11 runs allowed vs. Chicago 8/19

The Twins have been one of the top home teams in baseball this season:

Home Dominance
Twins among AL’s Best

 Record  40-22  2nd
 ERA  3.48  4th
 Batting Avg  .289  2nd
 OBP  .363  2nd
 Runs/Gm  4.92  6th

Brian Duensing goes for Minnesota tonight, and is in the process of contributing a big final push for the second consecutive season.

Ready for the Rotation
Duensing helps for the second straight year

   2009  2010
 Date Entered  Aug. 22  July 23
 Starts  8  7
 W-L  5-1  4-1
 ERA  2.64  2.66

The Twins face a pitcher in Galarraga that they have hit hard recently. In his last five appearances against the Twins, he has posted an 8.31 ERA.

Tough Times against the Twins
Galarraga’s recent struggles against Minnesota

 First 5 APP    Last 5 APP
 0-3  W-L  1-3
 4.39  ERA  8.31
 .291  OBA  2.79
 26.2  IP  21.1
 2  HR  5