Sep 10, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcherRick Porcello
(21) pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Tigers (84-66) at Minnesota Twins(63-87) — 8:10 p.m. ET
Target Field — Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 57 degrees, Clear
Game Note: Alex Avila is out of the lineup for the second consecutive game for concussion like symptoms.
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When We Last Met The Detroit Tigers got out to a 6-0 lead only to watch their Ace, Max Scherzer, give up four runs before exiting and the bullpen allow the Minnesota Twins to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth. Ninth inning heroics from Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera, and a save from Joakim Soria gave the Tigers a 8-4 victory.
Rick Porcello(15-11, 3.23 ERA) took a tough loss against James Shields and the Kansas City Royals in his last outing giving up only two runs in six and two thirds innings. Porcello is 8-6 with a 3.84 ERA against the Minnesota Twins in 119.2 innings pitched.
Ricky Nolasco(5-11, 5.64 ERA) has had a very disappointing season for the Twins this season. He has only pitched one game in his career against the Tigers in which he was not the pitcher of record. He went five and a third innings and gave up three runs on nine hits.
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Torii Hunter-RF
- Miguel Cabrera-1B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- J.D. Martinez-LF
- Don Kelly – 3B
- Bryan Holaday-C
- Andrew Romine-SS
- Rajai Davis – CF