Tigers vs. Twins - 5/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (18-14) at Detroit Tigers (19-13)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
K Gibson (3-2) (2.97) vs. A Simon (4-1) (3.44)
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Minnesota Twins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, FSN-DET
The Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Twins have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Twins have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 35 hits and 16 RBI while Torii Hunter and Brian Dozier have combined for 35 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won four of their last five games on the road. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 2-4 with a 7.04 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Tigers have scored nine runs in their last three games and have four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 38 hits and 15 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes have combined for 38 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last six games on their home field. Alfredo Simon takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.44 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Simon is 1-0 with a 0.66 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 1-5 in Gibsons last 6 road starts. The Tigers are 7-3 in their last 10 games following an off day and 2-6 in their last 8 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Twins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Detroit and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
Simon has been impressive this season and the Tigers have been money coming off an off day. I look for the Tigers to get back on track at home with a victory.