Detroit Tigers(34-29) vs Minnesota Twins(32-33) – 4:08pm
Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports 1
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket(click for radio affiliates)
Weather: 73, sunny
When We Last Met
The Tigers and the Twins played last night, and even though Tigers’ starter Drew Smyly was sharp and gave up only one run on four hits, the Tigers’ offense was unable to provide him with a chance at the W. Joe Nathan also continued his struggles with his control, hitting a batter, loading the bases and walking in a run before being rescued by…wait for it…Phil Coke.
Anibal Sanchez(2-2, 2.24 ERA) has been the most consistent and reliable starter of the rotation since his return from the DL, but has been extremely unlucky in adding wins to the column as the he hasn’t had much in the way of run support or reliable relief from the bullpen. Sanchez has not given up more than three earned runs in any of his starts.
Anibal has a 1-2 career record against the Twins with a 2.42 ERA against them in 44.2 innings pitched.
Sam Deduno(2-4, 4.45 ERA) is coming off a poor start against Houston in which he gave up 5 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks in 3 innings.
Denudo has a career record of 2-2 against the Tigers and an ERA of 6.83 in 27.2 innings.
1.Ian Kinsler – 2B
2. Torii Hunter – RF
3. Miguel Cabrera – 3B
4. Victor Martinez – DH
5. J.D. Martinez – LF
6. Austin Jackson – CF
7. Nick Castellanos – 3B
8. Alex Avila – C
9. Eugenio Suarez – SS
- Luke Putkonen – Out indefinitely
- Joel Hanrahan – Out indefinitely
- Andy Dirks – 60-day DL
- Jose Iglesias – Out for season
- Bruce Rondon – Out for season