Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/27/14
Minnesota Twins (69-91) at Detroit Tigers (89-71)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Ricky Nolasco (R) (5-12) (5.470) vs. Kyle Lobstein (L) (1-1) (3.103)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -192 / Minnesota Twins +182 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, FSN-DET
The Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers play Saturday night at Comerica Park.
The Minnesota Twins have split their last eight games and likely thrilled their season is finally coming to an end. The Twins pitching struggles continue, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. Overall, the Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.59, which is 20th in the majors, and they’ve lost eight of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier has homered twice in his last six games and Kurt Suzuki has hit in nine of his last 10 games. Ricky Nolasco gets the ball, and he’s 5-12 with a 5.47 ERA and has 109 strikeouts in 153 innings. Nolasco is 0-0 with a 2.03 ERA in two career starts against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last eight games and are just waiting for the postseason to begin. While the Tigers pitching hasn’t been great this year, they have allowed three or less runs in six of their last eight games. Overall, the Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 3.96, which is 22nd in the majors, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera has homered in back-to-back games and Torii Hunter has a 12-game hitting streak. Starting is Kyle Lobstein, who is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and has 23 strikeouts in 34.2 innings. This will be Lobstein’s second career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 0-6 in Nolascos last 6 road starts and 1-8 in Nolascos last 9 starts overall. The Tigers are 10-4 in their last 14 games as a favorite and 4-1 in Lobsteins last 5 starts overall.
As you guys probably know, I avoid insane juice at all costs when it comes to baseball. This game is up-and-down, and one would think the Tigers may rest a few guys with these games nearly pointless at this point. Give me the Twins as a shot in the dark.