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MLB : ATS Matchup
Saturday 8/18/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
+1.5  -140

-1.5  +120



DETROIT (50 - 73) at MINNESOTA (58 - 63)
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Saturday, 8/18/2018 7:10 PM
Board OpeningLatest
975DETROIT+145Ov 10,+100+160Ov 9.5,-115
976MINNESOTA-155Un 10,-120-170Un 9.5,-105
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games50-73-749-683.80.2410.2950.3710.6664.70.2570.3180.4210.739
Road Games18-43-16.822-363.40.2300.2840.3510.6355.00.2690.3320.4460.778
vs Right-handed Starters34-57-13.133-533.60.2310.2870.3550.6424.80.2600.3220.4310.753
Past 7 Games2-5-3.44-25.10.2830.3460.4220.7686.10.2670.3120.4750.787
Grass Games48-68-5.247-633.80.2410.2950.3710.6674.70.2570.3180.4210.739
Night Games21-43-1524-363.50.2280.2840.3500.6344.90.2590.3240.4190.743
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games3.80.2410.2951234175100620626950.371449317996518041056410359
Road Games3.40.2300.284612089480968470.3511971595262439957305035
Righty Starters3.60.2310.28791304770414718650.3553122407434058871498048
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games4.461.376431.72252144345216038421-24301763.8%
Road Games4.821.490205.311511022426821848-1412860%

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games58-63-5.958-604.50.2460.3120.3930.7054.70.2590.3260.4120.738
Home Games36-23+10.329-284.90.2630.3320.4260.7584.50.2580.3210.3980.719
vs Left-handed Starters17-18-0.514-204.10.2360.3020.3660.6684.10.2540.3120.3980.710
Past 7 Games5-2+33-45.70.2650.3040.4440.7484.30.2600.3320.4240.756
Grass Games55-60-6.153-594.40.2440.3110.3890.7004.60.2560.3240.4100.734
Night Games35-37-1.835-364.40.2470.3120.3920.7044.70.2570.3230.4170.740
MINNESOTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.50.2460.31212141301015223201150.39351739910173880083649765
Home Games4.90.2630.33259193450811512590.4262752014741638042305029
Lefty Starters4.10.2360.302351176278536290.366137111301922619183217
MINNESOTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games4.561.408428.32272174546314944622-24292059.2%
Home Games4.301.381213.7106102228276721113-919870.4%
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/4/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)@ OAKLANDJACKSON(R)1-2L1658.5 unU741671
8/5/2018LIRIANO(L)@ OAKLANDCAHILL(R)0-6L2308.5 unU570851
8/6/2018BOYD(L)@ LA ANGELSTROPEANO(R)2-6L1308 ovP330840
8/7/2018TURNER(R)@ LA ANGELSHEANEY(L)5-11L1828.5 unO9411390
8/8/2018HARDY(L)@ LA ANGELSBARRIA(R)0-6L1208.5 ovU5601030
8/10/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)MINNESOTASANTANA(R)5-3W-1059 ovU3221071
8/11/2018LIRIANO(L)MINNESOTAGIBSON(R)3-4L+1258.5 evU9709100
8/12/2018BOYD(L)MINNESOTASTEWART(R)4-2W+1059 unU960430
8/13/2018LEWICKI(R)CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)9-5W-1059 ovO12711180
8/14/2018HARDY(L)CHI WHITE SOXGIOLITO(R)3-6L-1309 ovP991830
8/15/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)CHI WHITE SOXRODON(L)5-6L-1159 unO8411281
8/16/2018LIRIANO(L)@ MINNESOTASANTANA(R)8-15L1559.5 unO10831560
8/17/2018BOYD(L)@ MINNESOTAGIBSON(R)4-5L1608.5 ovO1060520
8/24/2018 CHI WHITE SOX  
8/25/2018 CHI WHITE SOX  

MINNESOTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/4/2018BERRIOS(R)KANSAS CITYSMITH(R)8-2W-2309 unO1170670
8/5/2018SANTANA(R)KANSAS CITYDUFFY(L)6-5W-1309 ovO11511290
8/6/2018GIBSON(R)@ CLEVELANDBAUER(R)0-10L1878.5 ovO3611150
8/7/2018MEJIA(L)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)3-2W2158.5 ovU1190680
8/8/2018ODORIZZI(R)@ CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R)2-5L1809 ovU873860
8/9/2018BERRIOS(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)4-5L1877.5 ovO721681
8/10/2018SANTANA(R)@ DETROITZIMMERMANN(R)3-5L-1059 ovU1071322
8/11/2018GIBSON(R)@ DETROITLIRIANO(L)4-3W-1358.5 evU9100970
8/12/2018STEWART(R)@ DETROITBOYD(L)2-4L-1159 unU430960
8/14/2018ODORIZZI(R)PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R)5-2W+1159 ovU1050770
8/15/2018BERRIOS(R)PITTSBURGHARCHER(R)6-4W-1158 unO94212121
8/16/2018SANTANA(R)DETROITLIRIANO(L)15-8W-1659.5 unO15601083
8/17/2018GIBSON(R)DETROITBOYD(L)5-4W-1708.5 ovO5201060
8/24/2018 OAKLAND  
8/25/2018 OAKLAND  
DETROIT: 2017: 64-98, fifth place.
MANAGER: Ron Gardenhire (first season).
ADDITIONS: OF Leonys Martin, RHP Mike Fiers, LHP Francisco Liriano, OF Victor Reyes.
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Brad Ausmus, 2B Ian Kinsler, RHP Anibal Sanchez, INF Andrew Romine, RHP Bruce Rondon.
OUTLOOK: The Tigers traded Verlander, Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez last season, then dealt away Kinsler during the offseason. There could be more big moves on the horizon ' Fulmer, Iglesias and Castellanos should all have some trade value, but each of them is young enough that he could be useful to the Tigers when they become competitive again. That's especially true of Fulmer, the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year. Barring a huge surprise in terms of on-field results, the biggest suspense this season might revolve around how general
MANAGER Al Avila approaches the next few steps in the rebuild.
MINNESOTA: 2017: 85-77, second place, lost to Yankees in wild-card game.
MANAGER: Paul Molitor (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: RHP Lance Lynn, RHP Jake Odorizzi, DH-1B Logan Morrison, RHP Fernando Rodney, RHP Addison Reed, LHP Zach Duke, SS-3B Erick Aybar, RHP Michael Pineda.
SUBTRACTIONS: RHP Matt Belisle, RHP Bartolo Colon, C Chris Gimenez, DH-1B Kennys Vargas, LHP Hector Santiago, LHP Glen Perkins, LHP Buddy Boshers, RHP Michael Tonkin.
OUTLOOK: After their massive 26-win turnaround last season, earning Molitor the AL Manager of the Year award and a new contract through the 2020 season, the Twins were already on the upswing with their 25-and-under core of Berrios, Buxton, Sano, Rosario and Kepler. Then, after spring training began, they traded for Odorizzi and signed Morrison and Lynn, all at market-bargain prices. They've already had some setbacks, with finger surgery for Santana expected to keep him out for most or all of April, and the gut-punch news of Polanco's suspension, plus the uncertainty that surrounds Sano. But this is a team, even with the bold offseason moves made by AL heavyweights Boston and New York, and the strength of reigning AL Central champion Cleveland, that has the talent and spunk to be right in the playoff mix. With Hughes and Tyler Duffey on track for long-relief roles and a spate of well-regarded prospects set to fill out the rotation at Triple-A Rochester, this is as much starting pitching depth as the Twins have had in years. After using 16 different starters in 2017, they needed that. Rodney, Reed and Duke were important additions to bolster the bullpen, too, after Minnesota relievers ranked 22nd in the majors with a collective 4.40 ERA.
Minnesota rookie Stewart gets another chance for 1st win

Kohl Stewart gets his second career major-league start Saturday as the Minnesota Twins continue their four-game series with Detroit at Target Field.

The rookie right-hander, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Sunday but made enough of an impression on manager Paul Molitor to stay in the rotation for another turn.

"I thought for his first time he composed himself fairly well," Molitor said after Stewart allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings last week at Detroit. "He threw it over for the most part. Kind of, as reports indicated, not a lot of swings and misses."

Stewart cruised through his first four innings, getting nine of 12 outs via ground balls, before running into trouble in the fifth and eventually giving way to the bullpen.

"I feel like I was executing my sinker early in the game," Stewart said, "but there were some times where I probably needed to go to some off-speed and keep them off balance."

Stewart's first opportunity came when right-hander Adalberto Mejia was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sore wrist and. Molitor said he planned to give Stewart another turn and left him on regular rest when Mejia was diagnosed this week with nerve irritation in the wrist that could keep him out the rest of the season.

"He's shut down from throwing and he's at a point now where until he hopefully somehow shows improvement or calming down enough to consider whenever any type of rehab will begin," Molitor said. "I don't want to get too speculative on when or how much he'll be able to throw. At this point, moving forward, we're just going to have to monitor and run some more tests after he's shut down and see if he's getting better results as far as the imaging."

Mejia had a 2.01 ERA in 22 1/3 innings this season and had worked 14 innings without giving up a run -- allowing only three hits during that stretch -- before suffering the injury on his final pitch of an Aug. 7 outing at Cleveland.

"He's frustrated," Molitor said. "He worked hard to get an opportunity up here and when he did, he pitched fairly well. I think we saw glimpses last year. I think he's just learned how to use his pitches to be most effective. Trusting the catcher. Not shaking off as much. Being able to not try to strike everybody out. I think that's big for him. As far as being more economical with pitches to go deeper into games will be the next progression for him."

Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire has yet to name a starter for Saturday's game though he could slot Ryan Carpenter into the spot after the left-hander was recalled Friday from Triple-A Toledo, where he was 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA in four appearances this season.

Carpenter last pitched in the majors July 13, when he suffered a strained oblique. He has made six appearances for Toledo since coming off the DL, throwing 98 pitches his last time out.

"I think I'm progressing really nicely," Carpenter said. "Not having any pain. That's the main concern. Strength is pretty much almost there."

Carpenter's promotion also came by way of injury. Detroit put left-hander Blaine Hardy on the 10-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to Aug 14 when he gave up four runs and five hits in four innings against the Chicago White Sox.

Gardenhire was already playing with a short-handed bullpen after needing six pitchers Thursday night in the series opener but got help Friday when Matthew Boyd covered 6 1/3 innings in a 5-4 loss.

Last Updated: 4/19/2019 4:29:18 PM EST

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