Series at a glance
Tigers started out their past series with Cleveland dropping the first game, giving them a four game losing streak, before turning things around and winning the last two and the series over their division rival. The offense has started to come back around scoring 12 runs over the final two games after only being able to muster up 1 run in the opening game of the series. The bullpen had its issues in the first and third games of the series, but closer Joakim Soria continued his dominance and shut the door when his number was called. Alfredo Simon improved to 4-0 on the season and the Tigers received a great start out of Kyle Lobstein.
The Twins have won three of their past four games, to push their record to 8-10 on the season. They currently sit in 4th place in the American League Central, 4.5 games back of the division leading Tigers.
Tigers/Twins season history
The Tigers open up their 10 game road trip against the Minnesota Twins, currently holding a 13-6 record on the season. They currently hold a 3-0 record against the Twins this season. The Tigers are running out three pitchers who were shelled in their last outings, and hopefully they can get back on track against a Twins line up that is the worst offensively in the American League. David Price, Anibal Sanchez and Shane Greene dominated Minnesota to open the season and hopefully the same thing will happen this series.
Expected Pitching Match Ups
Game 1: David Price (1-1, 3.28 era) vs. Tommy Milone (2-0, 3.38 era)
Game 2: Anibal Sanchez (1-2, 5.28 era) vs. Mike Pelfrey (1-0, 2.65 era)
Game 3: Shane Grenne (3-1, 3.00 era) vs. Phil Hughes ( 0-4, 4.39 era)
Game 1: Monday April 27, 2015 at 8:10 pm on FS-D and 97.1 the ticket
Game 2: Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 8:10 pm on FS-D and 97.1 the ticket
Game 3: Wednesday April 29, 2015 at 1:10 pm on FS-D, MLBN and 97.1 the ticket