Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 8/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/23/2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Target Field in Minneapolis
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On Sunday afternoon, current American League wins leader Max Scherzer (14-4) will be making the start for the Detroit Tigers when they take on Kyle Gibson (11-9) and the Minnesota Twins.
Last Tuesday, Max Scherzer gave up four runs in seven innings of work against the Tampa Bay Rays on the road and he ended up with a no decision. Scherzer allowed four hits in that outing while striking out nine batters and walking three. He now has a solid 3.07 ERA on the year and he has only given up 150 hits in 176 innings.
Twins outfielder Chris Parmelee has five hits in 14 at-bats against Scherzer in his career with a walk, a double and two strikeouts. Trevor Plouffe only has one hit in 13 at-bats against him with a walk and seven strikeouts.
Second-year starter Kyle Gibson gave up five runs in 5.1 innings against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, but he ended up with a no decision instead of a loss. He allowed eight base hits in that game and struck out four batters while walking one. Gibson now owns a 4.13 ERA on the year and he has only given up nine home runs in 139.1 innings of work.
Tigers veteran Miguel Cabrera has two hits in five plate appearances against Gibson with a home run and three RBI. Nick Castellanos is 0-for-4 against him with one strikeout.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 63-56-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 62-58-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
08/21/14 P Justin Verlander Shoulder questionable
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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