Detroit Tigers (22-31) at Minnesota Twins (34-22)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)
Casey Mize (0-2) (6.08) vs. Kenta Maeda (5-1) (2.52)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -305 / Detroit Tigers +270 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins meet Wednesday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 55 hits and 29 RBI while Victor Reyes and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 97 hits and 37 RBI. Casey Mize gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 6.08 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Mize is 0-0 with a 6.43 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Twins have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Twins have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 55 hits and 32 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario have combined for 101 hits and 56 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 2.52 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 22-50 in their last 72 Wednesday games, 20-50 in their last 70 road games and 51-124 in their last 175 overall. The Twins are 21-6 in their last 27 home games, 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 13-6 in their last 19 overall. The under is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 overall. The under is 20-6 in Twins last 26 home games. The Tigers are 17-37 in the last 54 meetings.
Casey Mize has allowed eight earned runs and 10 hits in his last 13 innings while Kenta Maeda has allowed five runs and 11 hits in his last 15 innings. This line is outrageous and almost makes me want to take the Tigers just because we don't see these sort of prices in baseball often. With that said, the Twins have a clear starting pitching edge in this contest and are still playing for something down the stretch. The Tigers are playing like a team that's counting down the days until the offseason.
Give me the Twins and the RL.