Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins Game 21 Preview, TV Coverage, Lineup

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Detroit Tigers (14-6) at Minnesota Twins (8-11) – 8:10 PM ET

Target Field – Minneapolis, MN

TV: FSD

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 58 degrees, mostly cloudy

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Game Preview

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.

When We Last Met

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.

Fellow relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain gave up a run in the eighth, but closer Joakim Soria had an uneventful ninth as the Tigers held on to win. Detroit is 4-0 versus Minnesota this season.

Pitching Matchup

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.

Tigers Lineup

1. Anthony Gose CF
2. Ian Kinsler 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
4. Victor Martinez DH
5. J.D. Martinez RF
6. Yoenis Cespedes LF
7. Alex Avila C
8. Nick Castellanos 3B
9. Jose Iglesias SS

Twins Lineup

1. Danny Santana SS
2. Torii Hunter RF
3. Joe Mauer 1B
4. Trevor Plouffe 3B
5. Eduardo Nunez DH
6. Eduardo Escobar 2B
7. Oswaldo Arcia LF
8. Kurt Suzuki C
9. Jordan Schafer CF

Injuries

Tigers

Next: MLB Power Rankings 2015: Week 4 Detroit Tigers No. 1

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