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Game CLIII: Twins at Tigers

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Twins (78-74) escape from New York and head to Old Detroit (62-90)

What's good for M & M Enterprises is good for the Country.
What's good for M & M Enterprises is good for the Country.
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First Pitch: 6:10 PM CT
TV: FS1
Radio: GO 96.3, TIBN
Know Your Enemy: Bless You Boys
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 79°F

Where: OCP Park

Man, that was brutal. So glad to get out of NYC and away from The Bowery Boys, The Rogues, and C.H.U.D.s, and on to safe, Old Detroit and the "easy" part of the schedule. Oh, hang on here... Looks like the Tigers have actually won three out of the four series we've played against them and lead 7-5 on the season so far.

Well, so what? We can do this! [Sees another jinxy Bryz article] Oh crap, let's just get this over with already.

Pitching for the Eight Mile Marmalades will be Jordan Zimmermann (RHP, 8-12, 6.18 ERA). J.Z.'s got 99 problems and giving up hits is one. He hasn't pitched at least six innings in his last five starts. He gave up seven earned runs to Twins batsmen on eight hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings last month.

Hey, hey, hey! It's Adalberto Mejia (LHP, 4-6, 4.62 ERA) pitching for the Twins tonight! "The Little Sweat" lasted only three innings in his last start against the B-Jays. He last faced the Mo-Town Tabbies in July and gave up one earned run on five hits and two walks while fanning five over 4.1 innings.

Song of the Day: The D's own Jack White and Meg White

Original version for anti-toonites

Today's Lineups

MINNESOTA TWINS DETROIT TIGERS
Brian Dozier - 2B Ian Kinsler - 2B
Sexx Dragon - 1B Jeimer Candelario - 3B
Jorge Polanco - SS Miguel Cabrera - 1B
Eddie Rosario - LF Nick Castellanos - RF
Eduardo Escobar - 3B Mikie Mahtook - LF
Max Kepler - RF James McCann - C
Byron Buxton - CF John Hicks - DH
Jason Castro - C JaCoby Jones - CF
Robbie Grossman - DH Jose Iglesias - SS
El Sudor Poco - LHP Jay-Z - RHP