Detroit Tigers probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Minnesota Twins, April 12

The Tigers and Twins will try to start their four-game series for the second time after Thursday's game was postponed.
Mar 28, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal (29) delivers a
Mar 28, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal (29) delivers a / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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It's been a damp start to the Detroit Tigers' season. The postponement of Thursday's game vs the Twins marked the third game already this season to get wiped out by rain. Add in a couple of scheduled off days and it's been a very stop-and-go beginning of the season.

It's still a bit damp, but hopefully the Tigers should be able to get back on the field Friday night vs. the Twins, though the forecast threatens to be a windy one even after the rain quites.

2. Bally Sports Detroit. April 12. Tigers-Twins. 7-4. 63. . 4-6. 6:40 p.m. ET

Probable starting pitchers

  • LHP Tarik Skubal will take the mound for the Tigers on Friday night. He's made two starts of decidedly different natures to start the year. On Opening Day in Chicago, he threw six scoreless innings and the Tigers held on for a 1-0 shutout win. Last Friday in the home opener against the A's at Comerica Park, he pitched into the seventh inning but allowed a pair of runs in both the sixth and seventh. The Tigers rallid to a win there, too. Combined, he has posted a 2.92 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 12-1/3 innings.
  • RHP Pablo Lopez will take the ball for the Twins. The right-hander has posted a 2.84 ERA in his first two starts of the season. He has nine strikeouts and just one walk in 12-2/3 innings, coupled with a WHIP of 0.87. Like Skubal, Lopez's two starts have looked like opposites. He took the loss last Thursday against the Guardians after allowing four runs.

Detroit Tigers starting lineup, April 9

The Tigers' biggest struggle this year has been the lineup. Averaging just 3.54 runs per game, Detroit is fifth-lowest in MLB. They have been a bit unlucky at times and have been robbd on more than one occasion by great opposing plays, and that can skew early statistics a bit, but they're not going to be good no matter how you slice it.

Batting Order

Player

Position

1

Riley Greene

LF

2

Mark Canha

RF

3

Spencer Torkelson

1B

4

Kerry Carpenter

DH

5

Colt Keith

2B

6

Gio Urshela

3B

7

Parker Meadows

CF

8

Javier Baez

SS

9

Jake Rogers

C

Minnesota Twins starting lineup, April 9

One of the few teams have has posted even worse numbers on offense than the Tigers has been the Twins. They're averaging 2.90 runs per game, one of three teams failing to eclipse the three-run mark.

Batting Order

Player

Position

1

Manuel Margot

RF

2

Carlos Correa

SS

3

Byron Buxton

CF

4

Ryan Jeffers

C

5

Jose Miranda

DH

6

Kyle Farmer

3B

7

Austin Martin

LF

8

Carlos Santana

1B

9

Edouard Julien

2B

What channel is the Detroit Tigers game on today?

  • Date: Friday, April 12
  • Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
  • TV: Bally Sports Detroit

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