In the second of a four-game series between the Detroit Tigers (77-66) and the Minnesota Twins (53-91) at Comerica Park, Matt Boyd (5-3, 3.98 ERA) and Kyle Gibson (5-9, 5.34 ERA) get the ball. The Tigers won the last game 4-2, and Detroit leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 13 and will air on FSDT and FSN.
In his last start, Boyd pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out six and walking one in a 2-0 loss to the White Sox. Miguel Cabrera (.309, 78 Rs, 32 HRs, 87 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Twins were victorious over the Royals 6-5 the last time Gibson pitched. He went 6.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out four and walking two. Brian Dozier (.277, 96 Rs, 40 HRs, 94 RBIs, 14 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The Tigers are 30-30 against other teams in their division, while the Twins are 19-45 against their rivals.
The Tigers managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Twins who are coming in with a 12-8 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Twins are 9-74. The Tigers have a 12-48 record when opponents outhit them.
Minnesota ranks in the top half of the league at 13th when it comes to home runs, hitting 179 this season. Detroit ranks in the top 10 with 186.
Ranking 17th, Detroit is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 426 this season. Minnesota ranks in the top half at 13th with 453.
When the Tigers hit at least one home run, they are 63-38. When the Twins hit at least one homer, they have a 44-52 record.