|DETROIT ( BOYD )|
MINNESOTA ( ODORIZZI )
|923||DETROIT||+135||Ov 8.5,-120||+125||Ov 8.5,-105|
|924||MINNESOTA||-145||Un 8.5,+100||-135||Un 8.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||45-72||-12.2||46-64||3.7||0.237||0.293||0.367||0.660||4.8||0.257||0.319||0.428||0.747|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||3-4||4.3||0.245||0.293||0.356||0.649||4.9||0.268||0.309||0.440||0.749|
|vs Left-handed Starters||18-25||-7.2||19-23||3.9||0.237||0.302||0.367||0.669||4.8||0.257||0.320||0.423||0.743|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.4||2-5||4.9||0.259||0.309||0.377||0.686||3.0||0.196||0.264||0.289||0.553|
|9/14/2018||BOYD(L)||@ CLEVELAND||TOMLIN(R)||5-4||W||165||9 ev||P||11||7||1||6||6||0|
|9/15/2018||FULMER(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CLEVINGER(R)||0-15||L||240||8 un||O||2||5||4||18||13||0|
|9/16/2018||LIRIANO(L)||@ CLEVELAND||BIEBER(R)||6-4||W||175||8.5 un||O||12||6||0||8||6||0|
|9/20/2018||BOYD(L)||KANSAS CITY||LOPEZ(R)||11-8||W||-145||8 ev||O||14||8||2||12||7||1|
|9/21/2018||LIRIANO(L)||KANSAS CITY||KENNEDY(R)||3-4||L||-110||9 ov||U||9||6||3||9||7||1|
|9/22/2018||ZIMMERMANN(R)||KANSAS CITY||JUNIS(R)||5-4||W||-110||8 ev||O||12||8||0||6||2||0|
|9/23/2018||NORRIS(L)||KANSAS CITY||KELLER(R)||2-3||L||-120||8 ev||U||6||7||0||10||8||0|
|9/25/2018||TURNBULL(R)||@ MINNESOTA||MOYA(L)||4-2||W||130||9 un||U||6||6||1||9||9||3|
|9/26/2018||BOYD(L)||@ MINNESOTA||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|9/27/2018||LIRIANO(L)||@ MINNESOTA||GONSALVES(L)|| |
|9/28/2018||ZIMMERMANN(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||DAVIES(R)|| |
|9/29/2018||NORRIS(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||MILEY(L)|| |
|9/30/2018||TURNBULL(R)||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|9/12/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)||3-1||W||+195||8.5 ov||U||7||3||0||2||4||0|
|9/13/2018||MOYA(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||FILLMYER(R)||4-6||L||-105||9.5 ov||O||7||4||2||8||10||0|
|9/14/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||LOPEZ(R)||4-8||L||-135||9 ev||O||13||12||0||11||7||0|
|9/15/2018||DE JONG(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||KENNEDY(R)||3-10||L||110||9 ov||O||11||9||1||16||7||1|
|9/16/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||JUNIS(R)||9-6||W||-105||8.5 un||O||18||9||0||13||5||1|
|9/17/2018||MOYA(L)||@ DETROIT||ZIMMERMANN(R)||6-1||W||105||9 un||U||9||6||1||5||7||0|
|9/18/2018||ODORIZZI(R)||@ DETROIT||NORRIS(L)||5-3||W||-110||9 un||U||10||8||0||6||4||0|
|9/19/2018||MOYA(L)||@ DETROIT||TURNBULL(R)||8-2||W||-110||9 un||O||11||5||0||4||3||1|
|9/21/2018||BERRIOS(R)||@ OAKLAND||HENDRIKS(R)||6-7||L||165||8 un||O||9||6||1||7||6||0|
|9/22/2018||DE JONG(R)||@ OAKLAND||FIERS(R)||2-3||L||225||8.5 ov||U||7||7||1||8||8||0|
|9/23/2018||GIBSON(R)||@ OAKLAND||CAHILL(R)||5-1||W||175||8.5 un||U||9||3||0||8||9||2|
|9/28/2018||BERRIOS(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||GIOLITO(R)|| |
|9/29/2018||GIBSON(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)|| |
|9/30/2018||STEWART(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||COVEY(R)|| |
|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.
|Twins, sans Sano, host Tigers|
Miguel Sano won't be in the Minnesota Twins' starting lineup Wednesday when they host the Detroit Tigers at Target Field, but manager Paul Molitor isn't ruling out a return before the regular season comes to an end this weekend.
Sano has been sidelined since suffering a left knee injury earlier this month at Houston. The injury was originally diagnosed as a bruised leg and an MRI showed no structural damage to the knee, which he had surgically repaired in November.
He's made progress in his recovery but still isn't 100 percent, so the Twins have been taking a patient approach with their third baseman.
"With Miggy still not symptom-free from some of the things that are concerning, we're just going to continue to address that the best that we can," Molitor said. "I'm not giving up."
The Twins will be without left fielder Eddie Rosario for the rest of the year while Mitch Garver has yet to be cleared after suffering a concussion. When he does return, the Twins won't use him at catcher but hope to get him some at-bats off the bench or as the designated hitter.
Right-hander Jake Odorizzi (7-10, 4.35 ERA) gets the start Wednesday. He's pitched well over the last few weeks, posting a 3.83 ERA over his last nine starts, including a two-run effort against Detroit his last time out. He needed 84 pitches to get through six innings.
"It's not ideal to have them your last couple games of the season," Odorizzi said of his string of good starts. "You prefer to have it to build on during the season. Nevertheless, I'm not going to get too picky. I'm just glad it's happening now.
"Getting early-count outs, executing pitches early, that's the big thing. Getting early-count outs, that's how you get deep in the game. Not trying to waste pitches. Just going after guys."
Odorizzi is 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA in seven career starts against the Tigers, including 1-0, 4.41 in three starts this season. Detroit's Nicholas Castellano, who is batting .301 with 22 home runs and 87 RBIs -- all team highs -- is 3-for-16 with four walks and four strikeouts versus Odorizzi.
The Tigers counter with left-hander Matthew Boyd (9-12). He is looking to bounce back after surrendering five runs (two earned) and six hits, including a pair of home runs over 1 1/3 innings in his last outing -- his shortest start in two years.
"Gardy definitely made the right move getting me out of there," Boyd said. "I just didn't have anything out there."
Boyd has a 4.16 ERA in a team-leading 30 starts for Detroit this season but he's struggled on the road this season, going 3-9 with a 5.52 ERA away from Comerica Park, including a pair of losses in two starts at Minnesota.
He is 6-4 with a 3.93 ERA in 15 career starts versus Minnesota, including 1-2, 4.80 in four turns this season. Robbie Grossman is 6-for-23 with two home runs and seven walks versus Boyd.
|Last Updated: 10/18/2018 7:30:19 PM EST|