The Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers meet at Comerica Park on Tuesday in an American League Central MLB matchup. This is a preview for both games in a doubleheader. The Tigers came out on top 7-5 on Monday.
The Twins have a 29-20 record heading into this game, but they’ve been a difficult club to back because of their unexpected losses. The Twins have a good offence on paper, but their performance this season has been average. Pitching has been the team’s strength, allowing 3.71 runs per game. Carlos Correa has been diagnosed with COVID and will be unavailable.
The Detroit Tigers, who have an overall record of 18-29 and have won two games in a row, are on the opposing side of this battle. This season, the Tigers’ pitching has been a strength, allowing only 3.89 runs per game, which ranks ninth in baseball. This season, Miguel Cabrera has been the top offensive player, hitting three home runs and driving in 18 runs.
Devin Smeltzer will start Game 1 for the Twins, and he has a 1-0 record and a 1.04 ERA. Smeltzer pitched seven innings against the Royals last time out, allowing two hits and zero runs.
Rony Garcia, who has a 0-0 record and a 3.00 ERA, takes the mound for the Tigers in the first game. He gave up three hits and two runs in four innings against the Twins in his last outing.
In their last eight Tuesday games, the Tigers are 0-7. The Tigers have lost four of their last five games against teams with a winning percentage greater than.600. In the Twins’ previous five road games, the over is 4-0-1.
Devin Smeltzer has been outstanding since being brought up from Triple-A, and he will shut down the Tigers’ awful lockdown. The Tigers are only averaging 2.81 runs per game, and they won’t even come close in this game. The Twins will have no problems winning the first game on the run line.
Free Pick: Detroit Tigers