Detroit Tigers (20-27) at Minnesota Twins (20-23)
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 22, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins -163 / Detroit Tigers +153 --- Over/Under: 9.5
The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins meet Tuesday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Detroit Tigers could use a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tigers have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Detroit Tigers have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 55 hits and 26 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Jeimer Candelario have combined for 80 hits and 32 RBI. Matthew Boyd gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 3.19 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Twins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Twins have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring at leas three runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 49 hits and 27 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier have combined for 86 hits and 37 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 7.47 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games, 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 5-13 in Boyds last 18 starts. The Twins are 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League Central and 2-6 in Lynns last 8 starts. The Tigers are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Minnesota, 1-7 in the last 8 meetings and 4-1 in Boyds last 5 road starts vs. Twins.
I don't want to back the Detroit Tigers as much as you don't, but we're getting big plus money to fade Lynn, who has allowed three or more runs in six of his eight starts and is giving up a .313 batting average. At home this season in 13 innings, Lynn has an ERA of 6.23 and is walking a batter per inning. Boyd has allowed three or less runs in six of his eight starts and has an allowed batting average of .218. I'll take a stab with the plus money here.