Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 8/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/21/2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Target Field in Minneapolis
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Rookie starter Robbie Ray (1-3) will attempt to snap his three-game losing streak when he and the Detroit Tigers go up against Tommy Milone (6-4) and the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Robbie Ray made his sixth start of the year for the Tigers on Sunday and ended up losing to the Seattle Mariners at home. He pitched five innings in that game and allowed four runs (three earned) on seven base hits while walking two batters and striking out one. He has given up 32 hits in 25.1 innings this year and now has a 5.33 ERA.
Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar has one hit in his two at-bats against Ray with a double and no strikeouts. None of the Twins have faced Ray more than three times in their careers.
Left-hander Tommy Milone made his second start for the Twins last weekend and ended up losing for the fourth time this season. He could only make it through 1.1 innings in that outing and he allowed seven runs (six earned) on four base hits while walking two batters and striking out one. His ERA moved up to 3.99 with that rough outing and he has only been able to strike out 67 batters in 103.2 innings this year.
Tigers All-Star Miguel Cabrera has three hits in 10 at-bats versus Milone with a double and an RBI. Outfielder Rajai Davis is 4-for-11 against him with a double and four strikeouts.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 63-55-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 62-57-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
08/12/14 P Justin Verlander Shoulder out indefinitely
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
08/10/14 P Joakim Soria Oblique 15-day DL (8/10)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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