Sonny Gray gets the start for the Twins (60-54, 27-30 away) against Eduardo Rodriguez and the Tigers (49-63, 23-33 home). Today will be game two of their series, with the Twins leading 1-0. Check out who I like to see who comes out on top in today’s Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers matchup.


The Pick: Minnesota Twins -121

This game will be played at Comerica Park at 6:40 ET on Tuesday, August 8th.


  • The Tigers have been struggling of late, having lost each of their last two straight games.
  • As the favorite on the road, the Twins’ win streak currently stands at two games.
  • In Sonny Gray’s three most recent starts, the Twins are 2-1.


Currently, the Twins are 1st in the AL Central on an overall record of 60-54. Their season-long runline record is 54-60, which includes going 30-27 vs. the runline on the road. For the season, Minnesota has won less than half of their series away from home (6-9). The Twins’ over/under record this season comes in at 53-55.

Today marks Sonny Gray’s 23rd outing of the season, and he has a 5-4 record to show for it. His ERA currently stands at 3.19 with an OBP allowed of .295, while his strikeout total is up to 123 and his WHIP is 1.24. On the road, Gray’s ERA is 3.37 compared to 3.09 in home games.

Sonny Gray notched a victory and a quality start in his last outing, guiding the team to a 5-3 triumph over the Cardinals. He gave up two runs and five hits over seven innings of work.

The Twins have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 13 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 1st best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 7th in home runs and 12th in slugging percentage. Overall, Minnesota is averaging 4.5 runs per game (15th).

The Twins’ Carlos Correa has been the team’s leader in hits this season, boasting a .224 batting average. He has also displayed impressive power at the plate, with a .393 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297.


The Tigers will be playing their 112nd game of the season today and are 3rd in the AL Central on a record of 49-63. So far, Detroit has won 41.1% of their games at home compared to 46.4% on the road. Against divisional opponents, the Tigers are 18-13 and have played a total of 37 series, going 15-18-4.

Eduardo Rodriguez has had a successful season thus far, with an overall record of 7-5 and an ERA of 2.96. On the road, he has been even better, boasting a 4-3 record and 3.01 ERA in nine appearances. At home, he has put together a 3-2 mark and 4.18 ERA. His season-long WHIP stands at 1.05, while opponents are batting just .222 against him with a slugging percentage of .337.

Eduardo Rodriguez secured a victory and a quality start in his most recent outing, guiding the team to a 6-3 triumph over the Pirates. He yielded two runs and seven hits in six innings of work.

For the season, the Tigers are 22nd in batting average, hitting a combined .232. Over their last ten games, they have hit .245 which is 10th in that span. Detroit’s average of 3.9 runs per game puts them 27th in the league. In terms of home runs, they have gone deep 103 times and have a team slugging percentage of .368.

Spencer Torkelson is the Tigers’ home-run leader in 2023, having launched 15 long balls while driving in 59 runs. His slugging percentage for the season is a solid .395.