Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Free Pick - 9/25/13
Detroit Tigers (92-66) at Minnesota Twins (66-91)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)
Max Scherzer (R) (20-3) (2.995) vs. Kevin Correia (R) (9-12) (4.290)
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Detroit Tigers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, North
The Detroit Tigers look to celebrate another American League Central crown at Target Field.
With Tuesday's 4-2 victory at Target Field, Detroit has guaranteed themselves at least a Wild Card berth. Of course, the Tigers are thinking American League Central crown and they control their own fate, while second place Cleveland needs help. The Tigers have now won seven of eleven with a mix of pitching and hitting having a hand in the success. Both came through Tuesday with Doug Fister coming up with a big effort that saw him allow both runs on eight hits, while recording seven strikeouts over 6.1 frames. Austin Jackson sacked a two run homer, while Omar Infante and Victo Martinez went solo, all in the 4th. Detroit is scheduled to send Max Scherzer to the bump and he'll be shooting for number 21 versus Minnesota. Scherzer won his 20th in a 12-5 rout of the White Sox, in which he gave up three runs in six frames.
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Minnesota has had a rough go of it in the closing weeks of the season with defeats in eight of eleven following Tuesday's loss. In this span, neither the work on the mound or at the plate has been consistent, which explains the Twins struggles. The offense struggled once again Tuesday and that wasn't a good thing, with starter Scott Diamond getting tagged with three homers and four runs in the fourth inning alone. The bats totaled nine hits and walked twice with Ryan Doumet leaving the yard, while Chris Parmelee connected on a run-scoring single. Kevin Correia draws Wednesday's starting assignment against the heavy-hitting Tigers. Correia has thrown well the last ten trips to the mound where he has recorded six quality starts, but is only 2-5.
No line out on this yet with the Tigers on the verge of capturing the Central. My first instinct is to back the Tigers with Scherzer, but I need to see a line first...