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