Detroit (65-68) at Minnesota (77-56), 8:10 p.m. EDT Sports.com Line: Minnesota -115, Detroit +105 Total: 7.5
The Tigers and Twins complete their three-game series Thursday night in Minnesota. The Twins enter play four games ahead of the White Sox in the AL Central. The Twins are an MLB-best 31-14 since the All-Star Break, which includes win in the first two games in this series. They have also won 13 of their last 15 home games. Baseball Scores
Justin Verlander (14-8, 3.58 ERA) will take the mound for the Tigers. Verlander is 3-6 with a 4.66 ERA in his last 12 starts against the Twins. The Tigers have also lost seven of eight games this season at Target Field. Basketball Scores
Scott Baker (12-9, 4.55 ERA) takes the mound for Minnesota. Baker has been excellent at Target Field this season going 8-3 with a 3.86 ERA in his 13 starts (Twins are 9-4 in those starts). Baker has also been solid in his last seven starts overall, going 5-0 with a 3.02 ERA. The Twins have won all seven of those Baker starts. NFL Scores
All these signs point to a sweep. FoxSheets says: MINNESOTA is 29-7 (+20.4 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -150 this season. The average score was MINNESOTA 5.1, OPPONENT 3.0 – (Rating = 4*) .