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The Minnesota Twins will take on the host Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon in a clash between AL Central rivals. First pitch is slated for 1:40 p.m. ET from Comerica Park. Coverage will be on each team’s regional sports channel as well as MLB.TV.
Sonny Gray will take the mound for the visiting Twins. As of July 23, the Tigers have yet to announce their starting pitcher. Gray has a 4-3 record with an ERA of 3.71. The Twins are coming off dropping three out of four from the visiting Chicago White Sox in AL Central play. The Tigers most recently split a pair with the Oakland A’s.
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Prior to July 24, the Twins sat atop the AL Central while the Tigers were second to last in the division. The Twins held a 1.5 game lead in the division over the second place Cleveland Guardians.
The Twins are 2-3 in their last five contests. The Tigers are 1-4 in their last five games.
Gray has given up 56 hits, 17 walks, and six home runs while tossing 57 strikeouts in 63 innings. In Gray’s last outing on July 14 vs. the White Sox, he allowed six earned runs, nine hits and a home run with three strikeouts in 3.2 innings. The Twins are 2-3 in Gray’s last five appearances. Gray has allowed a total of 17 earned runs in his last five games.
Leading up to July 24, the Twins ranked 14th in WHIP (1.24) and batting average (.241) and 15th in ERA (3.92). The Twins were also 11th in walks (752) and 16th in hits (761).
Prior to July 24, the Tigers ranked 16th in WHIP (1.27), 18th in batting average (.245) and 21st in ERA (4.12). The Tigers additionally ranked 13th in walks (282) and 14th in hits (756).
Before July 24, the Twins ranked fifth in on-base percentage (.323), sixth in batting average (.252) and slugging percentage (.419), ninth in home runs (117) and 13th in RBI (407). First baseman Luis Arraez leads the Twins in batting average (.338), on-base percentage (.411), and hits (104). Center fielder Byron Buxton is tops in home runs (23). Second baseman Jorge Polanco has a team-best 48 RBI.
Prior to July 24, the Tigers ranked 27th in batting average (.228), 29th in on-base percentage (.286), 30th in slugging percentage (.333), RBI (282) and home runs (54). Designated hitter Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers in batting average (.285), on-base percentage (.326), and hits (82). Shortstop Javier Baez is tops on the Tigers in home runs (9) and RBI (35).
Leading up to July 24, the Twins were 41-53 against the spread overall and 21-24 against the spread on the road. For over/under, the Twins were 43-44-7 overall and 23-19-3 on the road.
Before July 24, the Tigers were 45-49 against the spread overall and 20-26 against the spread at home. In terms of over/under, the Tigers were 35-55-4 overall and 18-26-2 at home.
The Twins will top the Tigers by a wide margin in the series finale.
Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.