Detroit Tigers (14-6) at Minnesota Twins (8-11) – 8:10 PM ET
Target Field – Minneapolis, MN
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 58 degrees, mostly cloudy
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The Detroit Tigers have rebounded well from the four straight losses last week and hope to win their fourth straight game on Tuesday versus the Twins. Detroit took Game 1 of the series on Monday in a close one, 5-4.
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Detroit jumped out to a, 4-0, lead on Monday and led, 5-1, after the second inning, but the offense wasn’t able to generate any more runs. Even with ace David Price on the mound, the lead didn’t seem safe. Price didn’t have his best stuff but stayed in the game until he recorded one out in the seventh. He allowed three runs on six hits. Relief pitcher Alex Wilson shut the door in the seventh.
Anibal Sanchez is on the mound for the Tigers on Tuesday. After a couple of subpar starts, he pitched well in a losing effort to the Yankees last week. He allowed just one run on one hit in 6 1/3 innings and received a no decision.
In his first start of the year versus the Twins, Sanchez pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits, striking out six and walking two.
Mike Pelfrey will start for the Twins, who hasn’t pitched versus the Tigers yet this season. He is 1-0 with a 2.65 ERA in 17 innings over three starts. His last start versus the Royals was his best as he threw seven shutout innings and allowed just five hits.