May 22, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (left) and first baseman Prince Fielder (28) celebrate an 11-7 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Series Preview Probable Pitchers and Start Times


The Tigers begin a home stand this weekend against the Minnesota Twins.  The Twins started better than expected this season but gave all that ground back and are currently on a 8 game losing streak.  Twins pitching got knocked around by the Braves in their last series giving up 18 runs during the three game set.

The Tigers won a pair of games against the Indians to pull 1/2 game out of first place in the AL Central.  Taking care of the Minnesota Twins in this four game series would go a long way to re-establishing themselves as front-runners in the AL Central.

Players to watch:

  • Miguel Cabrera is on a tear right now. In his last 7 games he has an average of .500 and OPS of 1.821 to go with 11 RBI.  He has also hit 5 Home Runs in the last 3 games pushing his total to 13.  That’s good for second in the American League and puts him on pace to hit 48 this season.
  • Max Scherzer is a perfect 6-0 this season and will try for his 7th win on Sunday/
  • Justin Morneau is the hot hitter for the Twins batting .360 in his last 7 games.
  • Samuel Deduno is being recalled from AAA to make his first start for the Twins this season.  Deduno was 1-1 with a 9.64 ERA against the Detroit Tigers last season

Probable Pitchers and Start Times

Thursday May 23rd 7:08 PM

Rick Porcello 2-2  5.92 ERA    vs    Justin Diamond 3-4   4.89 ERA

Friday May 24th  7:08 PM

Anibal Sanchez   4-4  2.77 ERA  vs  Samuel Deduno  6-5   4.44 ERA  in 2012

Saturday May 25th  4:08 PM

Doug Fister 5-1   3.62 ERA  vs  Kevin Correia 4-4  3.90 ERA

Sunday May 26th  1:08 PM

Mike Pelfrey  3-4  6.69 ERA  vs  Max Scherzer  6-0  3.61 ERA

 

 

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