Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins - 9/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (54-91) at Detroit Tigers (77-67)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Tyler Duffey (8-11) (6.13) vs. A Sanchez (7-13) (5.69)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -165 / Minnesota Twins +155 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, FS-North
The Detroit Tigers hope to keep in the playoff race with a win versus the Minnesota Twins.
The Minnesota Twins are likely better then they’ve shown this season although some changes need to be made. The Twins had lost seven of ten before dominating the Tigers 8-1. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson gave up the lone run on five hits and three BB over eight frames to improve 6-9. The Twins pounded out 13 hits and walked four times with Jorge Polanco going deep, driving in four and scoring twice while Kenny Vargas went solo. Minnesota is scheduled to start Tyler Duffey against the Tigers for the third time this season. Over his last three, Duffey has gone 0-3 with a 1.80 WHIP and 10.03 ERA.
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The Detroit Tigers need to get out of their recent funk if they expect to stay in the playoff race. The Tigers had lost four of six and the funk continued Tuesday night with neither the arms or the bats able to come up big. Detroit starter Matt Boyd was hit hard with seven runs scoring on eight hits through just 3.2 innings to fall to 5-4. The Tigers managed six hits and three walks with Miguel Cabrera driving Cameron Maybin driving in the lone run. Anibal Sanchez toes the rubber against the division rival Twins on Wednesday. Overall on the season, Sanchez has struggled to a 7-13 record over 24 starts with a 5.69 ERA.
Minnesota are 0-11 in their last 11 road games and are 7-25 in their last 32 overall while going 7-22 in their last 29 games on grass. The under is 8-2 in Detroit’s last 10 home games and is 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games while the Tigers are 1-7 in Sanchez’s last 8 home starts. The over is 5-2-2 in Sanchez’s last 9 starts versus Minnesota. The numbers ay who knows and possibly the over…