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Tigers vs. Twins: Double-dip in Detroit as baseball returns from All-Star break

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A deluge in the midwest forced Friday’s matchup to be rescheduled as a doubleheader on Saturday.

Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Welcome back from the All-Star break Detroit Tigers fans! The past several days have been fun ones for the sport of baseball but now it is time to get back to the business of winning games and chasing a playoff spot — well, maybe not for the Tigers but generally speaking, of course. Action had been set to return to Comerica Park on Friday with a pair of games slated against the Minnesota Twins, but heavy rains put a damper on those plans forcing a split double-dip on Saturday, with Friday’s second game rescheduled for Aug. 30 at 2:10 p.m. EDT.

Today, the weather outlook is much more clear, though the pitching matchup is anything but as Detroit has yet to designate its starting pitcher for Game 2, while a struggling veteran takes the mound in the first one. On the other side of the coin, the Twinkies have a young hurler on the mound for his major league debut in the opening matchup while sending a seasoned veteran to the bump for the second game. Here is a look at what we know heading into today’s meetings between two American League Central Division foes.

Detroit Tigers (40-51) vs. Minnesota Twins (39-50)

Time/Place: Game 1: 1:10 p.m.; Game 2: 6:10 p.m. EDT, Comerica Park
SB Nation site: Twinkie Town
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network

Pitching Matchups:
Game 1: RHP José Ureña (2-8, 6.43 ERA) vs. LHP Charlie Barnes (0-0, 0.00)
Game 2: TBD vs RHP Kenta Maeda (4-3, 4.66 ERA)

Game 92 Pitching Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP fWAR
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP fWAR
Ureña 77.0 14.0 10.4 5.49 0.0
Barnes (AAA) 58.0 20.2 7.7 4.00 -

Game 93 Pitching Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP fWAR
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP fWAR
TBD - - - - -
Maeda 67.2 24.0 7.8 4.34 0.8