Twins-Detroit series preview

  • Updated: August 12, 2012 - 11:15 PM


Monday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 1500-AM

RHP Samuel Deduno (3-0, 3.27) vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-2, 7.80)

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 1500-AM

LHP Brian Duensing (2-7, 4.46) vs. RHP Doug Fister (6-7, 3.48)

Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. • FSN 1500-AM

RHP Cole De Vries (2-3, 4.77) vs. RHP Max Scherzer (11-6, 4.65)


The Twins are 4-5 against the Tigers this season; they split four games in Detroit when the teams last met, July 2-5. ... One reliever making a good impression is righthander Casey Fien, who is with his fifth organization. Fien has given up only two earned runs in 15 1/3 innings since being called up July 5. "He's kind of a quiet kid with pretty good stuff,'' Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. ... Ryan Doumit, Jamey Carroll and Josh Willingham are the only Twins to have faced Sanchez, combining to go 0-for-12 against him.


Before throwing a scoreless two-thirds of an inning Saturday, Tigers lefthanded reliever Phil Coke had a 10.50 ERA over this previous seven outings. Not good news before a series with the Twins and their lefthanded hitters. ... There's even more concern about setup man Joaquin Benoit, who has given up back-to-back homers in each of his past two appearances. ... Detroit entered Sunday batting .330 with 14 homers and 64 runs scored in 10 August games.


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Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris 8 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure 7
Atlanta 0 Postponed
Philadelphia 0
Chicago Cubs 0 Postponed
NY Yankees 0
Tampa Bay 0 Postponed
Baltimore 0
Cleveland 0 Postponed
Detroit 0
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: T. Koehler 11
Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole 5 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake 7
Seattle - LP: B. Beavan 0 FINAL
Texas - WP: R. Ross Jr. 5
St. Louis - WP: S. Miller 6 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Estrada 1
Boston - LP: B. Badenhop 1 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: D. Webb 2
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 4 FINAL
Houston - LP: L. Harrell 2
Toronto - WP: A. Loup 9 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 3
NY Mets - WP: J. Mejia 9 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. Arroyo 0
Oakland - WP: J. Johnson 10 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: Y. Herrera 9
Colorado - WP: J. Nicasio 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 2
Los Angeles - LP: B. League 2 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: Y. Petit 3
New York 109 FINAL
Brooklyn 98
Denver 105 FINAL
LA Clippers 117
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