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Twins bring 1-0 series lead over Tigers into game 2

May 24, 2022 GMT

Detroit Tigers (14-27, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (26-16, first in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Beau Brieske (0-3, 5.13 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 15 strikeouts); Twins: Sonny Gray (1-1, 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 25 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins -254, Tigers +204; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins face the Detroit Tigers with a 1-0 series lead.

Minnesota has a 26-16 record overall and a 14-8 record in home games. Twins hitters are batting a collective .243, which ranks fourth in the AL.

Detroit is 14-27 overall and 8-13 at home. The Tigers have gone 5-1 in games when they scored five or more runs.

The matchup Tuesday is the fifth time these teams square off this season. The Twins have a 4-0 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Byron Buxton leads Minnesota with 11 home runs while slugging .581. Gary Sanchez is 10-for-36 with three home runs and 12 RBI over the past 10 games.

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Miguel Cabrera has three home runs, eight walks and 16 RBI while hitting .280 for the Tigers. Willi Castro is 8-for-33 with a double, a home run and three RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 8-2, .270 batting average, 3.50 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs

Tigers: 5-5, .218 batting average, 3.77 ERA, outscored by eight runs

INJURIES: Twins: Cody Stashak: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Josh Winder: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Miguel Sano: 60-Day IL (knee), Chris Paddack: 60-Day IL (elbow), Danny Coulombe: 15-Day IL (left hip), 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: Eduardo Rodriguez: 15-Day IL (ribcage), Will Vest: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Victor Reyes: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (vertigo), Michael Pineda: 15-Day IL (finger), Tyler Alexander: 15-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Matt Manning: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Mize: 10-Day IL (elbow), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Cisnero: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.