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Probable Pitchers

Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays

, Tropicana Field
Ricky Nolasco, RHP
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    Ricky Nolasco, last 3 starts
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    Ricky Nolasco, last 5 years vs. TB
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Nolasco allowed 11 hits and five earned runs over 5 2/3 innings last Friday in Kansas City, but felt he threw the ball well. The Royals found holes and Nolasco felt his only big mistake was a two-run homer by Mike Moustakas.

Erik Bedard, LHP
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    Erik Bedard, last 3 starts
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    Erik Bedard, regular season
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    Erik Bedard, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Career stats

Bedard made his first start as a Ray Friday night vs. the Yanks and got a no-decision after allowing four runs on six hits and a walk with three K's in 3 2/3 innings. He is 3-5 with a 4.04 ERA in 15 career outings against the Twins.

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Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Rick Porcello, RHP
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    Rick Porcello, last 3 starts
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    Rick Porcello, regular season
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    Rick Porcello, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Now that Porcello got his revenge on the Angels for roughing him up twice last year, tossing seven innings of one-run ball Sunday, he gets a meeting with a Twins lineup that batted .299 in four games against him last season.

Kevin Correia, RHP
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    Kevin Correia, last 3 starts
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    Kevin Correia, last 5 years vs. DET
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Correia was hurt by a five-run fourth inning against the Royals on Saturday. The right-hander ultimately gave up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings.

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Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
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    Anibal Sanchez, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Sanchez had a one-hit shutout going through six innings Monday against the White Sox before giving up a three-run, four-hit seventh to suffer the hard-luck loss. He took two no-decisions last year at Target Field.

Phil Hughes, RHP
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    Phil Hughes, last 5 years vs. DET
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Hughes was solid against the Royals on Sunday, getting his first quality start and first victory of the season. The right-hander went six innings, surrendering three runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

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Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins

, Target Field
Justin Verlander, RHP
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    Justin Verlander, last 3 starts
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    Justin Verlander, last 5 years vs. MIN
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Verlander has won his last three starts, throwing seven innings of two-run ball in two of them, as he continues to progress into his 2011-12 form once again. He has 22 strikeouts over 19 innings in those last three outings.

Kyle Gibson, RHP
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    Kyle Gibson, regular season
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    Kyle Gibson, last 5 years vs. DET
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Gibson had trouble from the start against the Rays on Tuesday, giving up three runs in a 41-pitch first inning. He ended up allowing seven runs on 10 hits and two walks over four-plus innings to turn in his first subpar outing of the year.

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