Free MLB Picks Today: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins 10/2/22

Free MLB Picks Today: Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins 10/2/22
Sun 2nd October 2022

Simeon Woods-Richardson is set to make his first start of the season as the Minnesota Twins (77-81) face off against the Detroit Tigers (64-93) at Comerica Park on Sunday with the three-game series tied at 1-1. The Tigers evened up the series 1-1 after winning 3-2 on Saturday, their seventh head-to-head victory in 18 games this season. Reliever Daniel Norris threw 1.1 scoreless innings to get the win, and Andrew Chafin picked up his second save with a scoreless ninth. Eric Haase went 3 for 4 with a solo home run in the win. Gio Urshela was 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Twins.


Woods-Richardson is slated to get the start for Minnesota, his season debut. Left-hander Joey Wentz (2-2, 3.13 ERA) will toe the rubber for Detroit. He has made one prior start against the Twins this season, holding opposing hitters scoreless over four innings in a 4-0 home win on May 31. He gave up one hit while striking out four in the no-decision. In his last start on Tuesday, Wentz took a no-decision at home against the Royals. He threw five innings and gave up three runs on five hits, striking out four and walking three in the 4-3 win.


Over the last five games, Minnesota has averaged 4.8 runs a game, a small gain compared to their season average of 4.3. Against lefties like Wentz this season, the Twins have a .707 OPS. Carlos Correa is the team’s best hitter against left-handers with a .933 OPS in 132 at-bats. Detroit is averaging 3.8 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 3.4 for the season. The Tigers have a .605 OPS against righties in 2022, lowest in the league. With a .619 OPS over 410 at-bats, Javier Baez has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Minnesota is 31-46 away from home in 2022, scoring 4.4 runs per game while allowing 4.6 runs. Detroit has gone 34-46 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 3.4 runs per game while surrendering 4.4. The AL Central rivals have split their last 10 meetings at Comerica Park, though Minnesota has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 4.4-3.1.


The Twins are third in the AL Central, 12 games behind the division-leading Guardians. They are sixth in the Wild Card race, nine games out of third. The Tigers are fourth in the AL Central, 24 games behind the Guardians.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Minnesota Twins

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