The Tigers are inching closer to their second straight American League Central Division title.
Today they turn to Anibal Sanchez on the mound, who didn’t make a splash with Tigers fans upon his mid-season arrival, but is starting to look more and more like a guy that can be counted on in big situations.
Sanchez threw a complete game shutout last week against the Royals, and today he faces the Twins in Minneapolis with the Tigers closing in on back-to-back division championships.
The Tigers lead the Chicago White Sox by two games with only four left to play.
The White Sox take on Tampa today in Chicago.
The Twins will counter the Tigers by sending Liam Hendricks (1-8, 6.09 ERA) to the mound. Hendricks struggled in his only start against the Tigers this season, throwing just four innings while giving up four earned-runs and walking four.
Miguel Cabrera enters today’s game in solid position to obtain the first triple crown in baseball since 1967.
Cabrera currently leads the A.L. in batting average (.327), RBIs (136) and is tied for the league lead in home runs (43) with Josh Hamilton.
First pitch from Minnesota is scheduled for 2:10.