Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers
|Date & Time||Friday June 7, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Detroit Tigers +120 / Minnesota Twins -140
The Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers meet in game one of a three game AL Central division set in MLB action from Comerica Park on Friday.
The Minnesota Twins will look to build some steam after salvaging a win in their series finale against Cleveland, taking a 5-4 decision on Thursday. Max Kepler led the charge, going 4 for 4 with three home runs and four RBIs while Mitch Garver had a double and an RBI. Jorge Polanco and Willians Astudillo each had a base hit to cap off Minnesota’s offense as a team in the victory. Jose Berrios got the win to improve to 8-2 on the year after allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits while striking out six over six innings of work. Taylor Rogers closed out the final two innings for his 6th save of the season. The Twins have yet to announce a starter for Friday’s opener at the time of posting this article.
The Detroit Tigers will look to rebound after losing their series to the Tampa Bay Rays, dropping the rubber match by a final score of 6-1 on Thursday. Brandon Dixon went 2 for 4 with the team’s lone RBI while Christin Stewart went 2 for 4 with a double. Nick Castellanos added a double of his own while Gordon Beckham, Harold Castro and JaCoby Jones each had a base hit as well in the losing effort. Daniel Norris took the loss, falling to 2-5 on the year after allowing three runs on 11 hits while striking out six over 5.2 innings of work. Matthew Boyd will start game one and is 5-4 with a 3.01 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. In his career, Boyd is 6-5 with a 4.38 ERA and 78 strikeouts against Minnesota.
Minnesota is 22-6 in their last 28 division games and 47-20 in their last 67 games overall while the over is 29-13-4 in their last 46 Friday games. Detroit is 7-20 in their last 27 games overall and 7-20 in their last 27 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 division games. Minnesota is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Detroit.
The Twins have yet to announce a starter, but I think the fact that the Twins are favored on the road just goes to speak to how far apart these two teams are right now. Minnesota looks poised to be the front runner in the AL Central for the foreseeable future, while the Tigers (who have found some quality wins lately) are still a team that’s well on the outside looking in. It’s not often that you’re going to get a solid Minnesota team at this price against a below average team like Detroit, so I’ll lay the juice with Minnesota on the road here.