Twins vs Tigers: Mini Series Preview
By Brennen Rupp
The last time the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers squared off, the Tigers swept the Twins in Detroit by outscoring the lowly Twins 22-1 during a three game set in Detroit. The Twins will look to avenge the season-opening series when the Tigers arrive at Target Field tonight.
Taking the mound for the Tigers in the opening game of the series, will be David Price. Price started his 2015 season in dominant fashion. He made the Twins pay the iron price on opening day. Price pitched 8.2 innings, giving up five hits and zero runs.
The Twins appear to have found their footing since that series. Since starting the season 1-6, the Twins have responded by going 7-4. They will look to keep the momentum going against their division rival at home.
Players to Watch
1. The Twins will send out a lefty of their own for the first game of the series. Tommy Milone has been the Twins best starting pitcher thus far. He has a 2-0 record with a 3.38 earned run average. Milone is, 3-0 with a 2.83 earned run average against the Tigers during his career. He’ll look to continue his good track record against the Tigers tonight.
2. Joe Mauer has reached base in 15 of 18 games to start the season. Mauer is coming off a 3-for-5 performance against the Mariners on Sunday. Including the go-ahead two run triple in the 11th inning. Mauer also had an RBI double in the third inning. Mauer is batting .299 on the season and will look to stay hot against the Tigers.
3. Phil Hughes is scheduled to get take the mound in the final game of the series. Hughes is currently 0-4 with a 4.39 earned run average. Hughes gave up four runs and two home runs during his first start of the season against the Tigers. Hughes will look for better results this time around as he looks to pick up his first win of the season.
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