Minnesota Twins (20-12, first in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (13-16, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Minnesota: Randy Dobnak (5-1, 1.78 ERA) Detroit: Matthew Boyd (0-4, 8.48 ERA)
LINE: Twins 1; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota's Sano puts 10-game hit streak on the line against Tigers.
The Tigers are 5-12 against opponents from the AL Central. The Detroit offence has compiled a .244 batting average as a team this season, Jonathan Schoop leads the team with a mark of .300.
The Twins have gone 11-9 against division opponents. The Minnesota pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.56. Kenta Maeda leads the team with a 2.21 earned run average.
TOP PERFORMERS: Schoop leads the Tigers with seven home runs and has 17 RBIs.
Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 35 hits and is batting .315.
INJURIES: Tigers: Jordan Zimmermann: (forearm), Ivan Nova: (right triceps), Dario Agrazal: (forearm), Troy Stokes Jr.: (undisclosed), JaCoby Jones: (calf), C.J. Cron: (knee).
Twins: Cody Stashak: (low back), Jake Odorizzi: (chest), Zack Littell: (elbow), Tyler Clippard: (right elbow), Homer Bailey: (biceps), Max Kepler: (foot), Byron Buxton: (left shoulder), Josh Donaldson: (calf), Mitch Garver: (right intercostal).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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