At Comerica Park on Saturday, there will be an MLB matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers.
The Twins enter this game with an overall record of 50-44, although they had some trouble before the break, dropping three of their previous four games. The pitching once more was a major problem in the final game on Sunday, allowing 11 runs, which was the reason for the loss. The pitching has declined since since the Twins were forced to replace their pitching coach. The Twins’ 4.48 runs per game average places them 13th in the league. A great season for Jorge Polanco has seen him blast 14 home runs and total 48 RBIs.
The Tigers, who are on the opposing side of this contest, have an overall record of 38-56 and split a doubleheader with the Oakland Athletics in their first game back from the All-Star Break. For the majority of the season, this team’s offence has been a problem, and on the second night of the doubleheader, they were unable to score. The Tigers’ 3.14 runs per game average places them 30th in the league.
Joe Ryan, who is now pitching for the Twins, has a 6-3 record with a 2.99 ERA. Ryan made his most recent start against the Milwaukee Brewers and lasted 5.1 innings while allowing two hits and one run.
Michael Pineda, who has a 2-5 record and a 5.22 ERA, will start for the Tigers. He went two innings and gave up nine hits and eight runs in his most recent start against the Cleveland Guardians.
Overall, the Tigers have won all four of their recent contests. The Twins have a 0-5 record in their previous five games after a rest day. In the Twins’ last six road games, the over is 5-0-1.
The Twins didn’t have a great second half of the season, but they will improve in this series. Ryan, who has been outstanding for the Twins all season, will shut down the Tigers’ offence, which is only scoring 3.14 runs per game on average.
Free Pick: Detroit Tigers