The Minnesota Twins are looking to continue their push to win the American League Central at home against a Detroit Tigers bunch that would love nothing more than to play the role of spoiler on Wednesday.
Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins (-210, 8.5)
Tyler Alexander has been both a starter and a long reliever, posting a 1.80 ERA since June in 11 appearances, going between three and four innings in five of his last seven outings.
With Alexander starting, it will require the bullpen to provide more relief than normal. Detroit’s relievers enter the series third in ERA (3.03) while ranking eighth in innings pitched.
Joe Ryan takes the mound for the Twins and will look to bounce back after giving up 10 runs last start vs. the San Diego Padres. He has been at been at his best at home, posting a 3.05 ERA with one home run per nine innings allowed and a .186 opponents batting average. He’s made eight home starts to this point in 2022, and he’s limited opponents to three runs or fewer in seven.
The Tigers are hitting a league-worst .212 on the road with less than 0.6 home runs per game away from Detroit. As a result, they’re averaging a league-worst 2.7 runs per game on the road.
After a rough start his last time out, Joe Ryan will bounce back against the league’s worst offense, and with both bullpens being in the upper half of the league in ERA, it will be a silent night for the bats.
The Play: Tigers vs. Twins Under 8.5
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