Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - 9/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (79-70) at Minnesota Twins (55-95)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Matt Boyd (5-4) (4.53) vs. H Santiago (12-8) (4.65)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +112 / Detroit Tigers -122 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, FS-Detroit
The Detroit Tigers visit Target Field to begin a series with the Minnesota Twins.
If the Detroit Tigers don’t reverse their recent struggles the playoffs will be gone. The Tigers have dropped seven of eleven capped off by a 9-5 win at Cleveland on Sunday. Detroit starter Daniel Norris was charged with four (one earned) on five hits over five frames to up his record to 3-2. The Tigers banged out eleven hits and walked five times with Justin Upton slugging a two run homer while JD Martinez homered, drove in three and scored twice with Erick Aybar also knocking in two.Matt Boyd gets the ball in the series opener against the Twins for the second straight meeting. Boyd was hammered 8-1 by the Twins with seven runs scoring over 3.2 Innings.
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The Minnesota Twins have never found the groove as the struggles continue. The Twins have dropped seven of ten after a narrow 3-2 defeat at the Mets on Sunday afternoon. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson fell to 6-10 with all three runs allowed on seven hits and a pair of free passes over five frames. The Twins mustered eight hits and two walks with Kennys Vargas going solo and scoring twice while John Ryan Murphy smacked a sacrifice fly. Minnesota hands the ball to Hector Santiago for the second straight time against Detroit. Santiago defeated the Tigers 5-1 with the lone run given up on six hits in 5.2 innings of work.
The over is 5-1-2 in Detroit’s last 8 Tuesday games and is 9-3 in their last 12 road games while the Tigers are 3-10 in Boyd’s last 13 road starts. Minnesota are 6-24 in their last 30 overall and are 6-21 in their last 27 games on grass while going 5-14 in their last 19 home games. Detroit are 8-0 in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota and are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings. This might be taking a chance but…