Minnesota Twins lineup, TV Channel, start time vs. Detroit Tigers (July 4th)

Minnesota Twins lineup, TV Channel, start time vs. Detroit Tigers for July 4, 2024
Minnesota Twins lineup, TV Channel, start time vs. Detroit Tigers for July 4, 2024 / Wayne Kryduba/GettyImages

While the Minnesota Twins weren't able to get a win on Wednesday night, it's hard to not feel excited about what happened.

All eyes were on Brooks Lee, the Twins' star prospect who made his MLB debut last night. He got the first hit of his career in his second at-bat and drove in his first RBI later in the game. It was a fantastic debut, one that lays the groundwork for a guy who is likely going to be sticking around long after Royce Lewis returns from the IL.

Minnesota Twins lineup vs. Detroit Tigers (July 4th)

Thursday's lineup is a nice glimpse into the future. Brooks Lee is in the lineup for the second straight day playing third base, while Jose Miranda takes over at first base after Carlos Santana played there last night. Austin Martin will be out in centerfield for Byron Buxton, who is getting the holiday off, while Trevor Larnach is hitting in the DH spot.

Royce Lewis is out, and there's no Buxton, but the lineup the Twins have for Thursday is one that very much caters to the youth movement that's sweeping the clubhouse and it's awesome.

  1. Willi Castro, 2B
  2. Carlos Correa, SS
  3. Trevor Larnach, DH
  4. Jose Miranda, 1B
  5. Ryan Jeffers, C
  6. Max Kepler, RF
  7. Manuel Margot, LF
  8. Brooks Lee, 3B
  9. Austin Martin, CF

Twins vs. Tigers starting pitchers, July 4

An old friend is facing the Twins at Target Field on Thursday. Kenta Maeda (2-4, 5.76 ERA) is on the mound to try and get sme revenge againt his old team but also try to even out his rocky season so far. Maeda left the Twins to sign a $24 million deal in free agency with Detroit and he's hardly lived up to it in the time since.

Maeda has been lit up this season and has almost no truly great starts under his belt. That's something the Twins are hoping to exploit to get back in the win column, and it's the type of scenario the offense needs to provide Bailey Ober (7-4, 4.30 ERA) with some proper run support.

Ober has turned in three great starts, and the Twins have only lost two of the games he's pitching in going back to the start of June. Before that, though, thing were a little rougher and inconsistent but it seems Ober has managed to level out a bit especially when it comes to his rising strikeout rate.

A Tigers offense that is hardly considered deadly is another perfect opponent to keep Ober trending in the right direction.

How to watch Minnesota Twins game today on TV and streaming?

If the start time for today's game seems odd, it's because the Twins have already moved it once. Due to bad weather expected to roll through the Cities later in the afternoon, first pitch was moved up an hour to make sure a full game can be played.

That's good news for baseball, but bad news for anyone's fireworks plans after.

  • Start Time: 12:10 pm CT
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Stadium: Target Field
  • Local TV Channel: Bally Sports North

For anyone outside of the viewing area, one of these streaming options could do the trick. Twins fans inside of the Minnesota area can view Bally Sports North as part of Fubo's channel lineup. 

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