Detroit Tigers (75-81) vs. Minnesota Twins (69-87)
September 28, 2021 7:40 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Twins -233 / Detroit Tigers +190; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Target Field on Tuesday night.
The Detroit Tigers will be out to rebound from an 8-7 loss at the hands of the Chicago White Sox on Monday. Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with a .278 batting average, 80 RBIs and 167 hits while Robbie Grossman has a team-high 23 home runs and a .356 OBP. Jeimer Candelaro leads the Tigers with 42 doubles while AKil Baddoo has a team-high 7 triples and Willi Castro has 5 triples this season. Tyler Alexander will start here and is 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season.
The Minnesota Twins will be out to bounce back from a 5-2 loss in their series finale against Toronto on Sunday. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 154 hits, 31 home runs, 91 RBIs with a .271 batting average and 35 doubles. Luis Arraez has a team-high 6 triples while Max Kepler has 4 triples and Josh Donaldson’s got a team-best .348 OBP this season. The Twins did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was published.
Detroit is 50-109 in their last 159 division games and 2-8 in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Minnesota is 4-9 in their last 13 home games and 7-20 in their last 27 Tuesday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
The Twins do have the rest advantage with Detroit being one of just ten teams who had to take the field on Monday, but I’m still looking Detroit’s way here. They’ve simply been playing the better baseball as of late and almost mustered up the momentum to beat the White Sox before falling short on Monday. Minnesota has power but it’s inconsistent and I just think the value is with Detroit here.