Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Mother’s Day Game Time, TV/Radio Coverage, Lineup


May 12, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Mothers stand in the outfield in honor of Mother Day.

Comerica Park will be honoring Mothers on Mother’s Day 2014 as the Detroit Tigers look to win their fourth straight series by winning the rubber match of their weekend series with the Minnesota Twins.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, from your friends at Motor City Bengals!

Detroit Tigers (21-11) vs. Minnesota Twins (16-19) — 1:08 PM ET

Comerica Park — Detroit, MI


Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for radio affiliates)

Weather: 71 degrees, sunny

When We Last Met

Max Scherzer wasn’t vintage Max on the mound on Saturday, but, as they usually do when he starts, the Tigers bats offered more than was needed in the 9-3 victory over the Twins on Jim Leyland Appreciation Day at Comerica Park. The bulk of the offense came on two three-run homers from Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez.

Pitching Matchup

Robbie Ray makes his first career major league start on Sunday. Of course, he did have a very solid effort last Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Houston Astros, but not many baseball fans consider them a major league team. Ray struck out five and walked only one in his start, which caused many Tigers’ fans to become giddy about the young pitcher’s future in the rotation. That future is almost certainly not now as this may be his last start for the moment. Anibal Sanchez is gearing up for a return to the mound during the upcoming road trip. Ray will be sent back to AAA when that occurs.

Rook will be opposed by Samuel Deduno. The fifth year right hander started the season hot, allowing just two runs in his first five appearances. Those games were all of out the bullpen. His last time out, his first start of the season, Deduno allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits in five innings of a 4-2 loss to Cleveland. He’s allowed six earned runs over his last nine innings of work and was 1-1 with a 5.84 ERA in two games against Detroit, both starts, a year ago.

Tigers Lineup

  1. Ian Kinsler-2B
  2. Torii Hunter-RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera-1B
  4. Victor Martinez-DH
  5. Don Kelly-3B
  6. Austin Jackson-CF
  7. Alex Avila-C
  8. Andrew Romine-SS
  9. Rajai Davis-LF