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This has all the appearances of being a painful three days.
Probables (all games FSN)
Great. Detroit starts three guys that would be the ace of the Twins' staff. And that's not even counting the 18-1 Max Scherzer.
- What do you want? The Tigers are the best team in the American League, have the league's best hitter in Miguel Cabrera, and two of the best ten pitchers in the AL this year, neither one of which is Justin Verlander They've won 21 of 28. If forfeits were allowed, the Twins should consider a couple.
- Cabrera hit his 40th HR of the year Sunday, making him the second-fastest Tiger to get to 40. He also tied Joe DiMaggio on the all-time list with 361 career homers.
- Catcher Alex Avila is on the brain injury disabled list, and though he's eligible to come off, he doesn't sound too near to being cleared.
- A potential weakness: Detroit has only thrown out 19% of potential basestealers this year, worst in the AL. So, you know, if the Twins had anybody who could run, they could try that.