AL Central Division foes will square off on Tuesday night, when the Minnesota Twins invade Comerica Park to take on the Detroit Tigers. On Sunday, Jake Cave had three hits and a home run to spark Minnesota to a 7-5 victory versus the Angels. The Twins are six games below .500 overall and 5.5 games out of first place behind Cleveland.
Twenty-eight year old righty Jake Odorizzi (3-3 4.24 ERA) has been a steady presence in the Minnesota rotation. The Twins have lost each of Odorizzi’s last three starts and he has given up 13 runs over his last 14 innings.
The Detroit Tigers have dropped six of their last nine games and have started to lose some of their early season momentum. On Sunday, Detroit could not solve SP Corey Kluber and the Indians during a 9-2 defeat. The Tigers rank 21st in team ERA at 4.30 runs per game and are five games below .500 overall.
Thirty-one year old southpaw Blaine Hardy (2-1 3.66 ERA) will make the sixth start of his major league career. Through 32 innings this season, Hardy has allowed three home runs and owns a solid 1.19 WHIP.