Rocco's Twins were not going to make it three walk-offs in a row yesterday, as they thump the Tigers behind a Grand Slam from Polanco and a terrific outing by Randy Dobnak 7-1. With the season series between the Tigers and Twins now tied 3-3, a win today would put someone back in front.
Where to watch.
Virtual Twins Network
AL Central Standings
1. Twins 25-18
2. Indians 25-21
3. Royals 22-21
4. White Sox 18-26
5. Tigers 15-28
- Detroit: Michael Fulmer 2-4, 4.50 ERA,48.0 IP, 40 K's
- Minnesota: Homer Bailey* 3-1, 1.86 ERA, 48.1 IP, 33 K's
*=Homer Bailey: 4th in AL, WHIP (0.93)
Detroit Batting Order
- CF Cameron Maybin .264 BA, 5 HR, 15 RBI
- SS Niko Goodrum* .312 BA, 6 HR, 22 RBI
- DH Miguel Cabrera .270 BA, 6 HR, 22 RBI
- 1B C.J. Cron .319 BA, 6 HR, 16 RBI
- 2B Jonathan Schoop .201 BA, 5 HR, 15 RBI
- 3B Jeimer Candelario .223 BA, 0 HR, 6 RBI
- RF Victor Reyes .312 BA, 1 HR, 11 RBI
- C Austin Romine .273 BA, 3 HR, 15 RBI
- LF Travis Demerittie .210 BA, 0 HR, 6 RBI
*=Niko Goodrum: 6th among AL SS, RBI's (22)
Minnesota Batting Order
- RF Max Kepler .232 BA, 10 HR, 17 RBI
- SS Jorge Polanco* .286 BA, 7 HR, 32 RBI
- C Mitch Garver* .314 BA, 15 HR, 29 RBI
- DH Nelson Cruz .255 BA, 7 HR, 23 RBI
- 3B Miguel Sano .285 BA, 12 HR, 23 RBI
- LF Eddie Rosario .243 BA, 6 HR, 18 RBI
- 1B Willians Astudillo .200 BA, 0 HR, 1 RBI
- 2B Luis Arraez .308 BA, 1 HR, 6 RBI
- CF Jake Cave .318 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBI
*= Jorge Polanco: T-10th in AL, Hits (52).
- 2020: 69...nice
- 2019 through 43 games: 78
- After a terrific spot start by Randy Dobnak, Wes Johnson will have to ponder how he wants to handle the rotation going forward. For now Homer Bailey is back on the mound for Minnesota as an early Cy Young contender here in May.
- Michael Fulmer's first start against Minnesota here in 2020 was not bad by any stretch, but he was bested by Jhoulys Chacin and his best start of the year. In that game Fulmer went 5.0IP, 4H, 1ER, 3BB, and 7K's and will look to build on that performance tonight.
- The season series now split at 3-3. 4 of the 6 games have been decided by one run, there have been two walk-offs, and todays game should continue to live up to the hype. Gardy's Tigers set to square off against Rocco's Twins in a game that will decide the season series here in May.