Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins - 5/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (10-28) at Detroit Tigers (18-21)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
R Nolasco (1-1) (4.87) vs. J Verlander (2-4) (4.71)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -150 / Minnesota Twins +140 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins conclude their series at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday.
The Minnesota Twins slow start can be traced back to both their arms and bats being unable to get on the same page and that trend continued with the pen struggling in a 7-2 loss at Detroit Tuesday. Twins starter Phil Hughes was in cruise control with a run allowed on three hits over 6.1 frames before Michael Tonkin and Trevor May gave up three runs apiece in 1/3 of an inning. Minnesota logged seven hits and walked three times with Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano providing the offense with solo bombs. Minnesota gives the final start of the series to Ricky Nolasco on Wednesday. Nolasco has allowed 18 runs on 26 hits including six homers over his last four outings covering 24 innings.
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The Detroit Tigers aren’t always in sync at the plate and on the mound and need to be if they expect to challenge in the AL Central. The Tigers didn’t get in sync until late Tuesday as the work on the mound controlled the scoreboard until the bats exploded in a seven run 7th to erase a 2-0 deficit. Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey gave up a pair of solo homers and seven hits overall through 5.1 innings with three relievers putting up zeros. Detroit logged ten hits with Ian Kinsler cracking a two bomb with JD Martinez going solo while Jose Iglesias knocked in two and scored. Justin Verlander hopes to deliver another solid performance when he opposes Minnesota on Wednesday. Verlander has been outstanding the pas two times out with one run given up on seven hits in 15 frames.
Minnesota are 4-17 in their last 21 road games and the over is 8-2-1 in their last 11 road games while going 20-6-2 in the Twins last 28 overall. The over is 8-2 in Detroit’s last 10 overall and the over is 8-2 in their last 10 on grass while the Tigers are 3-11 in their last 14 overall. Minnesota are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Detroit. I have to go with Verlander if he pitches as he has…