Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins Preview
Date: Wednesday September 1st, 2010
Time: 8:10 pm EST
Preview: The Detroit Tigers will take on the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three game series at Target Field. The Tigers come into the game one game below .500 on the season, and ten games out of first place in the American League Central.
The Tigers rank sixth in all of baseball with a .270 batting average, while Miguel Cabrera ranks near the top with a .342 batting average. Cabrera also leads the team with 33 homeruns and 107 runs batted in. Minnesota comes into the game, 3.5 games up on the Chicago White Sox atop the division.
The Twins lead all of baseball with a .278 batting average, while also blasting 117 homeruns; for 19th in all of baseball. Joe Mauer leads the team with a .327 batting average, while the injured Justin Morneau leads with 18 homeruns.
The pitching match-up for Wednesday features two young fire ball pitchers. Max Scherzer will pitch for the Tigers. Scherzer is 10-9 with a 3.60 earned run average on the season. The 26 year old is 19-24 in his major league career. Francisco Lirano is 12-7 on the season and 36-29 in his career. The 26 year old left hander is coming off a win in Texas where he pitched 8 innings allowing five hits and 2 runs.
Our prediction in this game: Detroit comes up with a road win; beating the first place Twins. Detroit 7-5. Place your bets at top bookmaker Sportsbook.com