Soto, Tigers to take on Stewart, Twins
Detroit Tigers (16-19, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (24-12, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers will square off in a doubleheader Saturday.
The Tigers are 8-9 against the rest of their division. The Detroit pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.61. Spencer Turnbull leads the team with a 2.31 earned run average. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 23 extra base hits and is batting .341. Jason Castro is 4-for-13 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 40 hits and has 14 RBIs. Ronny Rodriguez has 11 hits and is batting .000 over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 7-3, .255 batting average, 2.48 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
Tigers: 4-6, .208 batting average, 5.93 ERA, outscored by 28 runs
Twins Injuries: Addison Reed: 10-day IL (thumb), Adalberto Mejia: 10-day IL (calf), Miguel Sano: 10-day IL (heel), Marwin Gonzalez: day-to-day (face), Jason Castro: day-to-day (elbow), Willians Astudillo: 10-day IL (hamstring).
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: 10-day IL (elbow), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Blaine Hardy: 10-day IL (forearm), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Niko Goodrum: day-to-day (knee), Jordy Mercer: 10-day IL (quad), Josh Harrison: 10-day IL (shoulder).