Detroit Tigers (14-26) vs. Minnesota Twins (25-16)
May 23, 2022 7:40 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Twins -185 / Detroit Tigers +165; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins meet Monday in MLB action at Target Field. The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Minnesota Twins look to build on their four-game winning streak.
The Detroit Tigers have scored six runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in five of their last eight games. The Tigers have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring three or fewer runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 35 hits and 15 RBI, while Jeimer Candelario and Austin Meadows have combined for 54 hits and 23 RBI. Elvin Rodriguez gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA and 2 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s first career game against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Twins have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Luis Arraez leads the Twins with 36 hits and 11 RBI, while Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler have combined for 67 hits and 42 RBI. Chris Archer gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.10 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Archer is 2-3 with a 3.66 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 4-13 in their last 17 road games and 8-19 in their last 27 overall. The Twins are 11-4 in their last 15 home games and 20-8 in their last 28 overall. The under is 40-16-2 in Tigers last 58 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Twins last 4 overall. The Tigers are 7-23 in the last 30 meetings in Minnesota and 18-40 in the last 58 meetings.
Elvin Rodriguez has just 2.2 career innings under his belt, and he was tagged for three hits and four runs during that span. Chris Archer has been hit or miss up to this point and knowing the way he’s pitched the last few years, it’s hard to trust him. Archer has a 5.40 ERA at home this season and has given up seven earned runs in his last 11 innings overall. I don’t love this pitching matchup at all. Give me the over.