Jun 13, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; General view as Detroit Tigers left fielder J.D. Martinez (28) runs to first in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins: Father's Day Game Preview, TV/Radio Coverage, Lineup

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Detroit Tigers(35-29) vs. Minnesota Twins(32-34) – 1:08pm

Comerica Park – Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket(click for radio affiliates)

When We Last Met

The Tigers lost the first game of the series to the Twins on Friday night after an offensive collapse and another terrible outing from Joe Nathan, but bounced back yesterday afternoon. Tigers’ hitters exploded in the third inning and didn’t stop there. Anibal Sanchez pitched yet another quality start and continued his streak of not allowing more than three runs in a game all season. To keep this momentum going into today’s game on Father’s Day, and take the series from the Twins, would be a very, very good sign.

Pitching Matchup

Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Porcello(8-4, 4.04 ERA) has had major struggles as of late, after a strong start in the early season. Coming off a disappointing five inning outing in Chicago where he gave up six runs(five earned) on nine hits, Porcello faces the Minnesota Twins, a team he’s been hot and cold against in the past.

Porcello has a career 3.83 ERA against Minnesota, with 112.2 innings pitched and an 8-6 record.

Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Nolasco(4-5, 5.70 ERA) is coming off a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in which he went 5.2 innings and gave up four runs and seven hits. Nolasco is facing the Tigers for the first time after spending nine seasons in the National League, most recently with the LA Dodgers.

Tigers Lineup

  1. Ian Kinsler-2B
  2. Torii Hunter-RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera-1B
  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

 

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