THREE-GAME SERIES AT COMERICA PARK
Tuesday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 4.24 ERA) vs. LHP Blaine Hardy (2-1, 3.66)
Wednesday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jose Berrios (7-4, 3.66) vs. LHP Matthew Boyd (4-4,3.20)
Thursday, 12:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Lance Lynn (4-4, 5.08) vs. RHP Michael Fulmer (2-5, 4.40)
The Twins (27-34) trail the second-place Tigers by a half-game in the AL Central and are 5½ behind first-place Cleveland. They are 11-17 on the road. … They are 3-13 in one-run games, but 13-8 against AL Central teams. … Odorizzi is 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA in four career starts vs. Detroit. … IF Miguel Sano has the second-worst strikeout rate (. 406) in MLB among players with 150-plus at-bats. … In his past 12 games, IF Eduardo Escobar has eight doubles, a triple, five homers, 16 RBI and eight multi-hit games (19-for-46, .413). … 1B Joe Mauer and CF Byron Buxton both remain on the DL. Mauer is on a rehab assignment at Class AAA Rochester, and Buxton is traveling with the Twins.
1B Miguel Cabrera continues his road to the 3,000-hit mark. He has 2,676, one shy of Luis Aparicio for 72nd in MLB history. Cabrera, 35, is tied with Dave Winfield for 34th all-time with 465 home runs, and has 1,635 RBI (30th). … Detroit lost two of three to Cleveland to open a six-game homestand; it is in a stretch where it plays 18 of 21 at home, followed by 20 of 28 on the road before the All-Star Game. The Tigers lost two of three to the Twins in May in the teams’ only series so far. … They are 21-16 at Comerica and 10-20 on the road. … Detroit has five pitchers on the disabled list.