In Thursday afternoon MLB action, the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers will wrap up their three-game series from Comerica Park. Last night, SP Randy Dobnak allowed one run over six innings to pitch Minnesota to a 5-1 road triumph. Luis Arraez and Eddie Rosario each went deep for the Twins, who clinched at least a tie of the AL Central Division title.
Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli has yet to name a starting pitcher for this game. The Twins rank 10th in the majors with a 4.22 team ERA and have logged 65 quality starts.
The Detroit Tigers have dropped 58 of their 80 home games and own the worst overall record in the majors. On Wednesday, Detroit batters struck out eight times and managed just two hits. Jeimer Candelario doubled in the only run of the game for the Tigers, who lost for the 111th time this season.
It has been a season to forget for thirty-three year old righty Jordan Zimmerman (1-12 6.85 ERA). He is looking to snap a three-start losing streak and has given up 19 runs over his last 13 plus frames.