The Detroit Tigers will look to snap a five-game losing streak when they battle the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers have managed just 12 runs during their most recent skid and are eight games below .500 overall. Last night, Detroit collected just seven hits during a 6-0 loss at Minnesota.
2016 Rookie of the Year award winner Michael Fulmer (1-3 4.35 ERA) will get the nod for the Tigers in this matchup. Detroit has lost each of Fulmer’s last three starts and he has allowed 14 runs over his last 16 plus frames.
While the Tigers are struggling, the Minnesota Twins are trending in the opposite direction. The Twins have won three straight games and are just a game behind Cleveland for the AL Central Division lead. On Tuesday, Brian Dozier drove in three runs in support of SP Lance Lynn, who picked up his second victory of the season.
Thirty year old right-hander Kyle Gibson (1-2 3.96 ERA) will make his tenth start of the season for the Twins. Through 50 innings of work, Gibson has struck out 55 batters and owns a respectable 1.32 WHIP.