Make it two nights in a row! After a pitcher's duel on Monday, tomorrow's back and forth affair goes the way of Detroit with their second walk-off in as many days courtesy of Niko Goodrum. The Tigers with a chance to take the series, the Twins trying to get back into it before getaway day tomorrow, should be another great ballgame!
Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
AL Central Standings
1. Twins 24-18
2. Indians 25-21
3. Royals 22-21
4. White Sox 18-25
5. Tigers 15-27
- Detroit: Spencer Turnbull 1-5, 7.25 ERA, 36.0 IP, 34 K's
- Minnesota: Randy Dobnak* 2-0, 6.52 ERA, 19.1 IP, 12 K's
*=Randy Dobnak: Bailey on short rest, Dobnak takes mound as 6th man in rotation.
Detroit Batting Order
- CF Victor Reyes .314 BA, 1 HR, 11 RBI
- SS Jordy Mercer .091 BA, 0 HR, 2 RBI
- DH Miguel Cabrera .264 BA, 6 HR, 21 RBI
- 1B C.J. Cron .330 BA, 6 HR, 16 RBI
- 2B Jonathan Schoop .207 BA, 5 HR, 15 RBI
- 3B Jeimer Candelario .217 BA, 0 HR, 6 RBI
- RF Christian Stewart .244 BA, 3 HR, 13 RBI
- C Austin Romine .280 BA, 3 HR, 15 RBI
- LF Travis Demerittie .203 BA, 0 HR, 6 RBI
Detroit: Back to Back Walk-Off Wins
Minnesota Batting Order
- RF Max Kepler .237 BA, 10 HR, 17 RBI
- SS Jorge Polanco .286 BA, 5 HR, 27 RBI
- C Mitch Garver* .324 BA, 15 HR, 29 RBI
- DH Nelson Cruz .255 BA, 7 HR, 23 RBI
- 3B Josh Donaldson .221 BA, 2 HR, 12 RBI
- LF Eddie Rosario .241 BA, 5 HR, 17 RBI
- 1B Willians Astudillo .187 BA, 0 HR, 1 RBI
- 2B Luis Arraez .302 BA, 1 HR, 6 RBI
- CF Byron Buxton .227 BA, 5 HR, 11 RBI
*= Mitch Garver: Leads all AL catchers in BA,HR,RBI,SLUG,OPS. (.324/15/29/.691/1.107)
- 2020: 65
- 2019 through 42 games: 74
1. Homer Bailey was in line to start today but with him and Kenta Maeda being on short rest, Rocco will go to Randy Dobnak to start. Not being used as an opener, Dobnak hasn't thrown in 5 games so he is all set to try and get the Twins back in this series.
2. Spencer Turnbull has had a season to forget this season, but with the Twins having some trouble with flamethrowers this season, Turnbull could be a tough task to handle for Minnesota with his lively 4-seam and sinker.
3. The season series now leans toward Detroit 3-2 overall, and the series could be decided tonight. With a crucial point in the season dawning at Comerica Park, the Twins will turn to one of the most unlikely stories of 2019 in Randy Dobnak to try and put Minnesota back on the winning path.