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Game 45: Tigers at Twins

Kyle Gibson and the Twins take on division rival Detroit Tigers

Gardy needs to work on the Tigers hide-and-seek game
Gardy needs to work on the Tigers hide-and-seek game
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First Pitch: 12:10PM CTD


Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN

Know Thine Enemy: Bless You Boys

Kyle Gibson (1-2, 3.96 ERA) has pitched pretty decent for the most part this year, but got roughed up in his last start against the Brewers. The Twins are still without Joe Mauer (neck,uncertain return date) and Miguel Sano, who is expected to return to the team on Friday.

Tigers starter Michael Fulmer has not been as effective as his rookie and sophomore seasons so far this year, but has shown improvements over his last few starts. He did pitch six scoreless innings in his last start against the Mariners, but was pulled after surrendering three runs in the 7th.

Tigers SBN Bless You Boys has a really nice write-up about today's pitching matchup so I will just direct you there.

Head-to-head stats for today's game from Baseball Reference

The Twins are 9-1 in their last 10 games against the Tigers and are 1 game behind the Indians in the AL Central.

Today's Lineups

Leonys Martin - CF Brian Dozier - 2B
Nick Castellanos - RF Max Kepler - RF
Victor Martinez - DH Eddie Rosario - DH
Niko Goodrum - 3B Eduardo Escobar - 3B
John Hicks - 1B Logan Morrison - 1B
JaCoby Jones - LF Jake Cave - LF
Grayson Greiner - C Ehire Adrianza - SS
Jose Iglesias - SS Bobby Wilson - C
Dixon Machado - 2B Byron Buxton - CF

Michael Fulmer - RHP

Kyle Gibson - RHP

Caption this Gardy / Nick Punto meme I made in the comments below!

Gardy Nick Punto Distracted Boyfriend Meme Dan Carlson

One of my favorite bands from the last few years...Detroit's JR JR (Formerly called Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr)

Go Twins Go !!