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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins

The division rival Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Target Field.

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Anibal Sanchez in this game. Sanchez has a 6-5 record and a 2.65 ERA this season.

Sanchez's opponent in this one will be Samuel Deduno. The Twins righthander has a 3.47 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -138 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 37-28 SU
Minnesota: 29-35 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Minnesota home to Detroit, Sunday, June 16