Minnesota Twins: What to watch for against the Detroit Tigers

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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JUNE 02: Rocco Baldelli #5 of the Minnesota Twins looks on to gameplay during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 02, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JUNE 02: Rocco Baldelli #5 of the Minnesota Twins looks on to gameplay during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 02, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – JUNE 02: Rocco Baldelli #5 of the Minnesota Twins looks on to gameplay during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 02, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – JUNE 02: Rocco Baldelli #5 of the Minnesota Twins looks on to gameplay during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 02, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

After dropping two of three games in Cleveland, the Minnesota Twins will try to get back on track against the Detroit Tigers this weekend.

The Minnesota Twins came into the week feeling good about themselves with the best record in baseball, an 11.5 game lead in the American League Central and the returning services of Mitch Garver and Nelson Cruz. Add in the Twins traveling to Cleveland for a three-game series and Minnesota could have really put the rest of their division in a stranglehold.

Instead, the Twins dropped two of three games to the Indians and are looking to regain some momentum as they head into another divisional series against the Detroit Tigers this weekend.

Last time the Twins saw the Tigers, they were able to battle their tails off and split a four game series at Target Field in early May. Since then, Detroit has been in a tailspin losing nine straight games after splitting with the Twins and posting a record of 5-16.

The brutal stretch has put the Tigers out of contention in the AL Central, as they sit 16.5 games behind the Twins coming into this weekend. Even with the large gap in the standings, this series needs to be a bounce back series for Minnesota as dropping two out of three to the lowly Tigers would sound even more alarms after the rough performance in Cleveland.

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