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Tigers Vs. Twins: Detroit Kicks Off Home Series Against Minnesota

The Detroit Tigers will host the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on Wednesday for the first game of an AL Central series.

DETROIT, MI - MAY 06: Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers throws a fist inning pitch against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on May 6, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 06: Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers throws a fist inning pitch against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on May 6, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Tigers are still looking for a way to push themselves above the Cleveland Indians, surprising leaders of the AL Central. Currently in second place and two games back of the Indians, they'll get a chance to get some inter-division wins when they kick off a series against the last place Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

It won't be the most intriguing pitching match up as both teams put out under performing right handers on the mound. Detroit will send Rick Porcello and his 5.18 ERA onto the mound while Minnesota will be hoping that 1-4 Nick Blackburn can boost his terrible numbers, which include a miserable 7.18 ERA.

That number should have the streaky Detroit offense salivating as they try and put together some strong performances in a row, something they have struggled with so far this season. Prince Fielder in particular will be looking to snap out of a funk that has kept his hits down lately.

Of course, the Tigers are also 18-4 in their last 22 games against the Twins so history is on their side as well.

The game will be at Comerica Park at 7:05 p.m. ET.

For more on the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins, head over to Bless You Boys and Twinkie Town, SB Nation's respective blogs for the teams. More news and analysis on Major League Baseball in general can be found over at Baseball Nation.