The Twins bats awaken and launch three bombas, but the birthday boy Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers wouldn't just let the Twins walk all over them as he launches two home runs along with a three run shot from Austin Romine. The game went down to the wire and the Twins escaped with a 7-6 win today and are looking for the sweep against the Tigers ace, Matthew Boyd
Where to watch.
AL Central Standings
1. Indians 16-7
2. Twins 12-9
3. Royals 11-10
4. White Sox 9-13
5. Tigers 4-16
Detroit: Matthew Boyd 0-2. 3.91 ERA, 23.0P, 21 K's
Minnesota: Jake Odorizzi 1-3, 4.43 ERA, 20.1IP, 23 K's
Detroit Batting Order
- CF Cameron Maybin .297 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI
- SS Niko Goodrum .246 BA, 1 HR, 8 RBI
- DH Miguel Cabrera .200 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI
- 1B C.J. Cron .250 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBI
- 2B Jonathan Schoop .145 BA, 2 HR, 6 RBI
- 3B Harold Castro** .359 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI
- RF Christian Stewart .266 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI
- C Austin Romine .294 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI
- LF Victor Reyes .284 BA, 1 HR, 5 RBI
**= Harold Castro: 6th in AL, Batting Average (.359).
Minnesota Batting Order
- C Mitch Garver .254 BA, 4 HR, 9 RBI
- SS Jorge Polanco .286 BA, 2 HR, 12 RBI
- 3B Josh Donaldson .296 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI
- DH Nelson Cruz .275 BA, 3 HR, 12 RBI
- 1B Miguel Sano* .246 BA, 5 HR, 9 RBI
- RF Max Kepler* .241 BA, 5 HR, 8 RBI
- LF Ehire Adrianza .235 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI
- 2B Luis Arraez .308 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI
- CF Byron Buxton .212 BA, 3 HR, 5 RBI
*= Max Kepler and Miguel Sano: Both have homered in each game this series.
- 2020: 30
- 2019 through 21 games: 37
1. After a pitchers duel in game one of the series, both offenses combined for 6 home-runs yesterday in a crazy 7-6 win by Minnesota. The scorecard should be a little easier to score today as the ace of the rotation for Detroit in Matthew Boyd takes the mound versus Jake Odorizzi.
2. The Twins against LHP have been very hit or miss, starting the year 3-0 off of a LHP starter averaging over 6 runs a game. But in their last two games against LHP they have been bested by the veteran Gio Gonzalez (7 shutout innings in Chicago) and Ryan Borucki (7 shutout innings in Toronto) . Today will prove to be a big test for the Bomba Squad as they square off against Matthew Boyd.
3. The Twins haven't had a sweep since the end of March when they swept Seattle and today are looking to get the brooms out for sweep #2, also hosting Seattle again for a four game set starting tomorrow. While Detroit gets over their toughest week of the year so far going 0-7, the calendar turns over and for Detroit, they hope the week starts off with a win!