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Preview: Twins (78-84) at Tigers (64-98)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: June 14, 2018 1:10 PM EDT
  

The Detroit Tigers recovered quickly from the loss of their biggest star. They now have a chance to collect a series win over a key division rival.

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The Tigers rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Wednesday night. Detroit was playing its first game since learning Miguel Cabrera would miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured biceps tendon.

"We talked about it beforehand," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Miggy's down, we lost a tough one last night but the one thing this ballclub has done to this point is always bounce back. They always come back with fight and they did it tonight."

The Tigers will rely on a younger, unheralded group of players to carry them the rest of the way. John Hicks, who replaced Cabrera at first base, had three hits Wednesday. So did utilityman Niko Goodrum. Victor Reyes, a Rule 5 draftee who has played sparingly, knocked in the go-ahead run.

"That's when a team is rolling," right fielder Nicholas Castellanos said. "Flip a coin. Everybody's picking up the slack, everybody's doing their part. Even when I don't come through, Candy (Jeimer Candelario) doesn't come through or (Leonys) Martin doesn't come through, that's OK because we know the guy behind us is going to step up and do it."

Michael Fulmer will oppose Lance Lynn in the finale of the three-game series Thursday afternoon.

Fulmer (2-5, 4.40 ERA) got a no-decision in his last start but it was one of his most powerful performances this season. He held Cleveland to one run on five hits in seven innings while recording seven strikeouts Friday.

He threw 71 fastballs between 95 and 99 mph that evening.

"I finally felt like I was back to my old self a little bit," Fulmer told the Detroit News afterward. "My fastball was coming out good. My change-up and slider were there. Now I have to keep doing what I've been doing, keep getting better."

He's given the Twins fits in his three major league seasons. Fulmer has won all of his four career stats against them while posting a 3.04 ERA. He's struck out 23 in 23 2/3 innings in those outings.

Lynn (4-4, 5.08 ERA) has settled into a groove after a slow start. He's won three of his last four outings, including a six-inning stint Friday when he held the Los Angeles Angels to one run on four hits in a no-decision.

"It's getting there," Lynn told mlb.com afterward. "Had the one inning (in the second) where I gave up the run, threw a bunch of pitches, which cost me the ability to go deeper into the game. But overall, my stuff was good."

That quality stretch began with his best performance of the season, when he held the Tigers scoreless for 6 2/3 innings on May 22.

In three career starts against Detroit, Lynn is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA.

Following Thursday's matinee, Minnesota heads to Cleveland for a three-game series while Detroit begins an eight-game road trip against the Chicago White Sox.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Twins at Tigers
Tue, Jun 12 Final 6 to 4
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 2
Twins at Tigers
Wed, Jun 13 Final 2 to 5
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 3
Twins at Tigers
Thu, Jun 14 Final 1 to 3
 Boxscores  •  Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  -142   +115   9 
 DET  +132   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  -150   +110   9 
 DET  +135   -130   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  53%   50%   54% 
 DET  47%   50%   46% 
Betting Trends by BetOnline.ag
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 13, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 2 Under: 7 
 DET « 5 Cover: +132 
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 Jun 12, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN « 6 Cover: +100 
 DET 4 Over: 10 
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 May 23, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 DET « 4 Cover: +145 
 MIN 1 Under: 5 
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 May 22, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 0 Under: 6 
 MIN « 6 Cover: +100 
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 May 21, 2018  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 2 Under: 6 
 MIN « 4 Cover: +100 
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 Oct 1, 2017  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 1 Under: 6 
 MIN « 5 Cover: +100 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Wednesday, Jun 13
 
  •  Mets at Braves
12:10 PM EDT
  •  Blue Jays at Rays
1:10 PM EDT
  •  Cubs at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
  •  Red Sox at Orioles
3:05 PM EDT
  •  Pirates at Diamondbacks
3:40 PM EDT
  •  Angels at Mariners
4:10 PM EDT
  •  Nationals at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
  •  Rockies at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
  •  Twins at Tigers
7:10 PM EDT
  •  Giants at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
  •  Indians at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
  •  Reds at Royals
8:15 PM EDT
  •  Padres at Cardinals
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10:05 PM EDT
  •  Rangers at Dodgers
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