Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins
|Date & Time||Sunday August 25, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers / Minnesota Twins -- Over/Under:
The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins meet Sunday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Tigers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Detroit Tigers have lost four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 117 hits and 50 RBI while Niko Goodrum and Brandon Dixon have combined for 186 hits and 89 RBI. Matthew Boyd gets the ball, and he is 6-9 with a 4.24 ERA and 201 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 6-5 with a 4.34 ERA and 86 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Twins have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 151 hits and 66 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler have combined for 243 hits and 169 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 8-5 with a 4.60 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Perez is 1-3 with a 6.04 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 17-36 in their last 53 Sunday games, 16-35 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series and 5-16 in Boyds last 21 starts. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 3-11 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 2-8 in their last 10 home games. The Tigers are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings, 2-7 in Boyds last 9 starts vs. Twins and 0-4 in Boyds last 4 road starts vs. Twins. The over is 5-0 in Perezs last 5 home starts. The over is 3-0-1 in Boyds last 4 starts overall.
Boyd has allowed 21 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 20.2 innings, and he has a 4.14 ERA and .234 allowed batting average on the road. Perez has allowed 30 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 22 innings, and he has a 4.84 ERA and .273 allowed batting average at home. This is a rough pitching matchup to say the last, but the Twins have done a solid job this season of winning the games they're supposed to win, and they simply can't afford to let home games against lesser teams slip away if they're going to make a run for the postseason. I'll back the Twins.