Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 9/28/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/27/2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins will give the ball to Kyle Gibson (13 - 11, 4.50 ERA) as they square off against the Detroit Tigers and David Price (14 -12, 3.36 ERA). It will be the 31st start for Gibson and the 34th for Price.
Kyle Gibson notched his 2nd straight victory in his last start. Gibson allowed just a run on 7 hits through 7 innings of work as he struck out 8 without issuing any walks. It was one of Gibson's better efforts of the year and only the 3rd time in his last 10 starts that he allowed fewer than 3 runs. He is 4 - 3 in those 10 outings. Last season, in his rookie campaign, Gibson started just 10 games and finished with a 2 - 4 record and a 6.53 ERA.
Gibson didn't face the Tigers in 2013 but he has seen them 4 times this season. He is 2 -2 in those 4 encounters.
David Price had a decent start his last time out but he ended up with a no-decision. Price went 8.2 innings and allowed 3 runs and 8 hits while striking out 8 without issuing any free passes. Price has had mixed results since joining the Tigers and is just 3 - 4 in his 10 starts for Detroit. Last season, Price started 27 games for the Tampa Bay Rays and compiled a record of 10 - 8 with a 3.33 ERA.
In 2013, Price pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Twins. This season, Price is 2 -1 in his 3 starts against Minnesota.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 85-68-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.5
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 81-71-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
09/27/14 LF Jordan Schafer Elbow doubtful Saturday vs. Detroit Tigers
09/25/14 3B Trevor Plouffe Forearm out for season
09/20/14 P Glen Perkins Forearm out for season
08/25/14 P Yohan Pino Elbow out indefinitely
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 60-day DL (5/1)
09/02/14 P Drew VerHagen Back 60-day DL (7/15)
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
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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