Happ scheduled to start as Minnesota hosts Detroit

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Detroit Tigers (48-55, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (43-59, fifth in the AL Central)

Minneapolis; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Wily Peralta (3-2, 2.56 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 23 strikeouts) Twins: J.A. Happ (5-5, 6.14 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 75 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota and Detroit will face off on Wednesday.

The Twins are 24-29 on their home turf. Minnesota is hitting a collective batting average of .242 this season, led by Luis Arraez with an average of .300.

The Tigers are 20-33 on the road. Detroit has slugged .396 this season. Akil Baddoo leads the club with a .494 slugging percentage, including 31 extra-base hits and 10 home runs.

The Tigers won the last meeting 6-5. Jose Cisnero recorded his second victory and Eric Haase went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Detroit. Jorge Alcala registered his fifth loss for Minnesota.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 36 extra base hits and is batting .264.

Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 109 hits and has 60 RBIs.

LAST 10 GAMES: Twins: 4-6, .228 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored by five runs

Tigers: 6-4, .275 batting average, 3.71 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs

INJURIES: Twins: Cody Stashak: (back), Devin Smeltzer: (elbow), Taylor Rogers: (finger), Derek Law: (shoulder), Luke Farrell: (oblique), Randy Dobnak: (finger), Edwar Colina: (elbow), Rob Refsnyder: (hamstring), Alex Kirilloff: (wrist), Kyle Garlick: (hernia), Byron Buxton: (hand), Luis Arraez: (knee).

Tigers: Jose Urena: (groin), Spencer Turnbull: (forearm), Julio Teheran: (shoulder), Rony Garcia: (knee), Matthew Boyd: (arm), Niko Goodrum: (calf), Daz Cameron: (toe), Isaac Paredes: (hip), Jake Rogers: (arm).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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