AL Central Division foes will battle on Thursday afternoon, when the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers play the final game of their series from Comerica Park. Last night, The Twins managed just four huts during a 5-2 loss against the Tigers. Eduardo Escobar drove in both runs with a first inning triple for Minnesota, who fell to six games below .500 overall.
Thirty-one year old righty Lance Lynn (4-4 5.08 ERA) will make his 13th start of the season for the Twins. Over his last four starts, Lynn has allowed just four runs and struck out 21 batters across 24 plus innings of work.
The Detroit Tigers have won 22 of their first 39 games at home, but are five games below .500 overall on the season. On Wednesday, Niko Goodrum collected three hits and scored two runs to spark the Detroit offense. SP Matthew Boyd struck out five batters and allowed two runs over five frames for the Tigers, who are five games out of first place.
2016 Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer (2-5 4.40 ERA) will get the nod for the Tigers on Thursday. Detroit has lost each of Fulmer’s last three starts and he has allowed ten runs over his last 16 plus frames.