Detroit Tigers (13-6) at Minnesota Twins (8-10)
|Date & Time||Monday April 27, 2015, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Twins +135 / Detroit Tigers -145 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series late Monday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and have allowed four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Tigers have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 26 hits and 13 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 27 RBI. The Detroit Tigers are off to an impressive 5-1 start on the road this season. David Price gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.28 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Price is is 6-3 with a 2.27 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Twins have allowed nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Twins have won four of their last five games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minny with 20 hits and nine RBI while Torii Hunter and Kurt Suzuki have combined for 13 RBI. The Minnesota Twins are off to a decent 4-2 start this season on their home field. Tommy Milone takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Milone is 3-0 with a 2.83 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 12-5 in their last 17 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Prices last 7 starts. The Twins are 19-43 in their last 62 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in their last 5 Monday games. The Tigers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
We're actually getting Price at a decent price here. The Twins have been holding their own as of late and are slightly better than expected, but the Tigers are the far better team, have beaten Minny in four straight meetings and Price is Price. Take Detroit.