Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/26/14
Detroit Tigers (11-8) at Minnesota Twins (11-10)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
Anibal Sanchez (R) (0-2) (3.542) vs. Philip Hughes (R) (1-1) (6.429)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +146 / Detroit Tigers -156 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, FS-North
The Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers face off on Saturday at Target Field for game two of their AL Central series.
The Minnesota Twins have been playing better than many expected this season but on Friday they were never in the game getting pounded by the Tigers. Brian Dozier hit a home run, Jason Kubel had three hits, and Joe Mauer and Sam Fuld each had two hits as the Twins scored six runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Kevin Correia had no answers allowing eight hits and eight runs lasting just 2.1 innings to take the loss and fall to 0-3 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Twins start Phil Hughes who is coming off of a win in his last start. For the season Hughes has allowed 29 hits and 15 runs while striking out 20 over 21 innings for a 1-1 record and a 6.43 ERA.
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The Detroit Tigers started the game hitting the ball well and never looked back getting the win in Minnesota. Nick Castellanos had two hits including a home run, Torii Hunter and Rajai Davis had three hits each, and Miguel Cabrera had two hits as the Tigers scored 10 runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello allowed six hits and four runs while striking out four over 5.0 innings tog et the win and go to 3-1 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Tigers start Anibal Sanchez who has lost his last two starts. For the season Sanchez has allowed 15 hits and 11 runs while striking out 22 over 20.1 innings for a 0-2 record and a 3.54 ERA.
Minnesota is 16-36 in their last 52 home games, 4-1 against a right-handed starter, and 5-16 in game two of a series. Detroit is 20-8 in game two of a series, 3-5 in their last eight road games, and 7-1 in Sanchez’s last eight road starts. Detroit is 21-8 in their last 29 games in Minnesota.
While I don’t love either of these pitchers, Sanchez and the Tigers are just the better option here.
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