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.
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.
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.
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Torii Hunter-RF
- Miguel Cabrera-1B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- J.D. Martinez-LF
- Austin Jackson-CF
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- Alex Avila-C
- 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
- Aaron Hicks – Out Indefinitely
- Brian Dozier – Day-to-day
- Mike Pelfrey – Out for season
- Trevor Plouffe – Day-to-day