Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins
|Date & Time||Saturday May 11, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Minnesota Twins -- Over/Under:
The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins meet Saturday in game two of a MLB doubleheader at Target Field.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Tigers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers have lost their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 40 hits and 14 RBI while Nicholas Castellanos and Jeimer Candelario have combined for 60 hits and 17 RBI. Gregory Soto makes his major league debut when he gets the ball tonight. Soto was 31-23 with a 3.36 ERA and 491 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The Minnesota Twins look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Twins have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Twins have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 46 hits and 17 RBI while Jonathan Schoop and Nelson Cruz have combined for 66 hits and 38 RBI. Kohl Stewart gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA and one strikeout this season. Stewart is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 20-45 in their last 65 road games, 2-6 in their last 8 second games of a double-header and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 second games of a double-header, 6-0 in their last 6 Saturday games and 41-17 in their last 58 home games. The Tigers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Twins last 8 during game 3 of a series. The over is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 Saturday games.
It's tough to always predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game. With that said, I usually shy away from backing teams starting a pitcher who is making his MLB debut, and we have no idea what to expect from Soto. The Minnesota Twins are also head and shoulders in better form right now and are tearing the cover off the ball offensively. So, give me the home team to stay hot.