Detroit Tigers (20-26) at Minnesota Twins (19-23)
MLB: Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 8:10 PM ET (Target Field)
Line and Odds: Twins -203/Tigers +193 – Over/Under: 8.5
FREE MLB Pick Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins
The Detroit Tigers (20-26) have entered a cold-spell, losing four of their last five games. After an eight inning, one hit performance by Francisco Liriano, the Tigers sacrificed two runs in the ninth and lost to the Mariners in extra innings. Besides ranking in the top ten in batting average, the Tigers have been mediocre offensively. Detroit will start Blaine Hardy (0-0, 3.38 ERA) against the Twins. This will be the second career start for Hardy, with his first coming a week ago against the Mariners. In that start, Hardy went 4.1 innings and gave up two earned runs. Hardy’s time has been limited, as he only has eight innings pitched all year, giving up three earned runs in that time.
The Minnesota Twins (19-23) ended their three-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Brewers. Despite being four games under .500, the Twins are still in second place in the American League Central. Minnesota hopes their luck will turn around as they have lost five of their last seven games. Jose Berrios (4-4, 4.05 ERA) will get the start for the Twins on Monday. Berrios has been wildly inconsistent, as he has given up at least four earned runs in five of his nine starts. Along with those struggles, Berrios has four starts in which he has given up one run or less. Berrios has four previous starts against the Tigers. Despite having a 2-1 career record against Detroit, Berrios has a career 11.74 ERA against the Twins.
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6-2 ATS in last 8 games
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3-7 ATS in last 10 home games
7-1 SU in last 8 games against Detroit
FREE MLB Pick Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers
The outcome of this game will depend on which Jose Berrios shows up. Despite a rough patch of starts earlier this month, Berrios looked to be back in good form in his last start. Both of these teams have been struggling lately, so both are looking to break their slumps. Blaine Hardy is making only his second career start, so it’ll be interesting to see if this one fairs better than his first, which only went four innings. Berrios’ career 11.74 earned run average against the Tigers is frightening, but it is also boosted by an awful appearance against Detroit in 2016. This game seems to be a straightforward pick, considering Berrios looks to be back in his good form and the struggling Tigers are starting a pitcher with one career start. Minnesota will win this game to help build some momentum.
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