Detroit Tigers (17-17, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (22-16, third in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Friday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Detroit: Matthew Boyd (1-4, 7.27 ERA) Minnesota: Randy Dobnak (5-2, 3.12 ERA)
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota and Detroit will square off on Friday.
The Twins are 13-13 against the rest of their division. Minnesota has hit 52 home runs this season, ninth in the American League. Nelson Cruz leads them with 13, averaging one every 9.9 at-bats.
The Tigers are 8-12 against opponents from the AL Central. The Detroit offence has compiled a .255 batting average as a team this season, good for tenth in the American League. Jonathan Schoop leads the team with an average of .310.
TOP PERFORMERS: Cruz leads the Twins with 13 home runs and is batting .326.
Schoop leads the Tigers with eight home runs and has 20 RBIs.
INJURIES: Twins: Cody Stashak: (low back), Jake Odorizzi: (chest), Zack Littell: (elbow), Homer Bailey: (biceps), Max Kepler: (leg), Luis Arraez: (ankle), Mitch Garver: (right intercostal), Alex Avila: (low back).
Tigers: Jordan Zimmermann: (forearm), Ivan Nova: (right triceps), Dario Agrazal: (forearm), Troy Stokes Jr.: (undisclosed), JaCoby Jones: (left hand), C.J. Cron: (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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