Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - 9/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (63-97) at Minnesota Twins (84-76)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
B Farmer (4-5) (7.33) vs. () ()
The Line: Minnesota Twins / Detroit Tigers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSN
The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins meet Saturday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Tigers have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 11 straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 166 hits and 101 RBI while Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias have combined for 248 hits and 106 RBI. Buck Farmer gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 7.33 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Farmer is 0-2 with a 7.88 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Twins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Twins have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Brian Dozier leads the Twins with 164 hits and 93 RBI while Joe Mauer and Eddie Rosario have combined for 314 hits and 148 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 13-8 with a 3.93 ERA and 138 strikeouts this season. Berrios is 1-1 with a 12.86 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 3-7 in Farmers last 10 road starts and 1-4 in Farmers last 5 starts. The Twins are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League Central, 12-4 in their last 16 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games on grass. The Tigers are 42-20 in the last 62 meetings in Minnesota, 0-5 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 11-1-2 in the last 14 meetings.
Famrer has allowed 14 runs in his last 11.2 innings and has allowed four or more runs in six of his last eight games. As if backing the Tigers wasn't hard enough, Farmer makes it impossible to bet on with any sort of confidence. The Twins will likely have a new pitcher for this game considering Berrios pitched yesterday, but Minnesota has to be the pick regardless. The Tigers are fade material, especially with Farmer in his current form.