|MINNESOTA ( LYNN )|
DETROIT ( FULMER )
|959||MINNESOTA||-120||Ov 8.5,-120||-105||Ov 9,-120|
|960||DETROIT||+110||Un 8.5,+100||-105||Un 9,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||22-24||-3.9||23-21||4.7||0.247||0.321||0.414||0.735||4.7||0.250||0.324||0.410||0.735|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.3||2-4||3.9||0.229||0.300||0.405||0.705||3.9||0.234||0.286||0.349||0.635|
|vs Right-handed Starters||21-29||-0.9||18-30||3.8||0.237||0.294||0.366||0.660||4.6||0.248||0.317||0.399||0.716|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+0.3||2-5||3.4||0.229||0.280||0.348||0.628||4.6||0.238||0.287||0.406||0.693|
|6/5/2018||ROMERO(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||LOPEZ(R)||4-2||W||-160||9 un||U||4||4||1||8||8||0|
|6/5/2018||LITTELL(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)||3-6||L||-175||9.5 un||U||10||8||1||9||7||0|
|6/6/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||SANTIAGO(L)||2-5||L||-165||9.5 un||U||8||9||1||9||6||0|
|6/7/2018||BERRIOS(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||SHIELDS(R)||7-2||W||-185||9 un||P||9||4||0||6||2||0|
|6/8/2018||LYNN(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||2-4||L||+110||9 ev||U||7||7||0||7||5||0|
|6/9/2018||GIBSON(R)||LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||1-2||L||-115||8.5 ov||U||7||6||0||6||5||0|
|6/10/2018||ROMERO(R)||LA ANGELS||TROPEANO(R)||7-5||W||-110||9 ov||O||10||7||0||8||10||0|
|6/12/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||@ DETROIT||HARDY(L)||6-4||W||-105||9 un||O||7||3||2||7||10||0|
|6/13/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ DETROIT||BOYD(L)||2-5||L||-150||8.5 ov||U||4||6||1||12||9||0|
|6/14/2018||LYNN(R)||@ DETROIT||FULMER(R)|| |
|6/15/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)|| |
|6/16/2018||ROMERO(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CARRASCO(R)|| |
|6/17/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||@ CLEVELAND||PLUTKO(R)|| |
|6/20/2018|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|6/21/2018|| ||BOSTON|| || |
|5/31/2018||CARPENTER(L)||LA ANGELS||HEANEY(L)||6-2||W||+180||10 un||U||12||9||1||8||7||0|
|6/4/2018||VERHAGEN(R)||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)||4-7||L||+255||9 ov||O||6||5||1||7||7||2|
|6/4/2018||FIERS(R)||NY YANKEES||GERMAN(R)||4-2||W||+175||9.5 un||U||8||10||0||7||10||0|
|6/5/2018||LEWICKI(R)||@ BOSTON||WRIGHT(R)||0-6||L||175||10 un||U||3||4||1||10||7||0|
|6/6/2018||HARDY(L)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||1-7||L||187||9 un||U||7||10||1||12||6||1|
|6/7/2018||BOYD(L)||@ BOSTON||BEEKS(L)||7-2||W||155||9.5 un||U||10||6||0||7||9||0|
|6/15/2018||FIERS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||LOPEZ(R)|| |
|6/16/2018|| ||@ CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)|| |
|6/17/2018||HARDY(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SHIELDS(R)|| |
|6/19/2018||BOYD(L)||@ CINCINNATI||ROMANO(R)|| |
|6/20/2018|| ||@ CINCINNATI|| || |
|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.
|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.
|Tigers move on without 'Miggy' against Twins|
The Detroit Tigers recovered quickly from the loss of their biggest star. They now have a chance to collect a series win over a key division rival.
The Tigers rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Wednesday night. Detroit was playing its first game since learning Miguel Cabrera would miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured biceps tendon.
"We talked about it beforehand," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Miggy's down, we lost a tough one last night but the one thing this ballclub has done to this point is always bounce back. They always come back with fight and they did it tonight."
The Tigers will rely on a younger, unheralded group of players to carry them the rest of the way. John Hicks, who replaced Cabrera at first base, had three hits Wednesday. So did utilityman Niko Goodrum. Victor Reyes, a Rule 5 draftee who has played sparingly, knocked in the go-ahead run.
"That's when a team is rolling," right fielder Nicholas Castellanos said. "Flip a coin. Everybody's picking up the slack, everybody's doing their part. Even when I don't come through, Candy (Jeimer Candelario) doesn't come through or (Leonys) Martin doesn't come through, that's OK because we know the guy behind us is going to step up and do it."
Michael Fulmer will oppose Lance Lynn in the finale of the three-game series Thursday afternoon.
Fulmer (2-5, 4.40 ERA) got a no-decision in his last start but it was one of his most powerful performances this season. He held Cleveland to one run on five hits in seven innings while recording seven strikeouts Friday.
He threw 71 fastballs between 95 and 99 mph that evening.
"I finally felt like I was back to my old self a little bit," Fulmer told the Detroit News afterward. "My fastball was coming out good. My change-up and slider were there. Now I have to keep doing what I've been doing, keep getting better."
He's given the Twins fits in his three major league seasons. Fulmer has won all of his four career stats against them while posting a 3.04 ERA. He's struck out 23 in 23 2/3 innings in those outings.
Lynn (4-4, 5.08 ERA) has settled into a groove after a slow start. He's won three of his last four outings, including a six-inning stint Friday when he held the Los Angeles Angels to one run on four hits in a no-decision.
"It's getting there," Lynn told mlb.com afterward. "Had the one inning (in the second) where I gave up the run, threw a bunch of pitches, which cost me the ability to go deeper into the game. But overall, my stuff was good."
That quality stretch began with his best performance of the season, when he held the Tigers scoreless for 6 2/3 innings on May 22.
In three career starts against Detroit, Lynn is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA.
Following Thursday's matinee, Minnesota heads to Cleveland for a three-game series while Detroit begins an eight-game road trip against the Chicago White Sox.
|Last Updated: 8/21/2018 7:12:21 AM EST|