Tigers open 3-game series at home against Minnesota
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: TBD Tigers: Matthew Boyd (5-4, 3.01 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 97 strikeouts)
LINE: Twins favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hits the road to begin a three game series against Detroit.
The Tigers are 10-10 against AL Central teams. Detroit's team on-base percentage of .287 is last in the American League. Miguel Cabrera leads the lineup with an OBP of .351.
The Twins have gone 12-5 against division opponents. Minnesota has hit an MLB-leading 117 home runs this season, Eddie Rosario leads the club with 18 homers. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 60 hits and has 21 RBIs. Cabrera is 4-for-24 with a double, a home run and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .240 batting average, 3.66 ERA, outscored by six runs
Twins: 6-4, .255 batting average, 4.76 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: 10-day IL (elbow), Tyson Ross: 10-day IL (nerve), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Jordy Mercer: 10-day IL (quad), Josh Harrison: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jeimer Candelario: 10-day IL (shoulder).