Twins and Tigers meet in series rubber match
Detroit Tigers (42-63, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (54-49, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Tyler Alexander (2-4, 4.10 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 19 strikeouts); Twins: Joe Ryan (7-4, 3.78 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -213, Tigers +177; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers meet on Wednesday with the three-game series tied 1-1.
Minnesota has gone 28-23 in home games and 54-49 overall. The Twins have a 46-18 record in games when they record eight or more hits.
Detroit has gone 18-36 on the road and 42-63 overall. The Tigers have the 10th-ranked team ERA in the AL at 4.03.
The matchup Wednesday is the 16th meeting between these teams this season. The Twins have a 9-6 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Luis Arraez has a .329 batting average to rank 10th on the Twins, and has 16 doubles, a triple and six home runs. Jose Miranda is 14-for-37 with two home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.
Miguel Cabrera is fifth on the Tigers with a .271 batting average, and has nine doubles, four home runs, 23 walks and 36 RBI. Jeimer Candelario is 10-for-36 with three home runs and eight RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 4-6, .223 batting average, 5.90 ERA, outscored by 13 runs
Tigers: 4-6, .218 batting average, 3.27 ERA, outscored by six runs
INJURIES: Twins: Byron Buxton: day-to-day (knee), Alex Kirilloff: 10-Day IL (wrist), Kyle Garlick: day-to-day (rib), Bailey Ober: 60-Day IL (groin), Miguel Sano: 10-Day IL (knee), Max Kepler: 10-Day IL (foot), Danny Coulombe: 60-Day IL (hip), Caleb Thielbar: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Ryan Jeffers: 10-Day IL (thumb), Trevor Larnach: 10-Day IL (core), Cody Stashak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Royce Lewis: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jhon Romero: 60-Day IL (biceps), Jorge Alcala: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (finger), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Tigers: Tarik Skubal: day-to-day (arm), Rony Garcia: 15-Day IL (biceps), Michael Pineda: 15-Day IL (tricep), Beau Brieske: 15-Day IL (forearm), Wily Peralta: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (achilles ), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow)