Detroit Tigers lineup vs. Minnesota Twins: Javier Báez hits 7th, Alex Faedo on the mound

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers (50-63) vs. Minnesota Twins (60-55)

When: 6:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: Comerica Park in Detroit.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) in Detroit (Tigers radio affiliates).

Starting pitchers: Tigers RHP Alex Faedo (2-4, 5.80 ERA) vs. Twins RHP Bailey Ober (6-5, 3.21 ERA).

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Tigers lineup

1. LF Akil Baddoo.

2. CF Riley Greene.

3. 3B Matt Vierling.

4. 1B Spencer Torkelson.

5. RF Kerry Carpenter.

6. DH Miguel Cabrera.

7. Javier Báez.

8. 2B Zach McKinstry.

9. C Eric Haase.

RHP Alex Faedo.

Game notes: The Tigers had some uncertainty in the starting rotation coming into Wednesday that was created by the team getting Tarik Skubal an extra day of rest and trading Michael Lorenzen to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The team ultimately elected to name right-hander Alex Faedo as the starter for the third game of the series with the Twins, after recalling him from the minors.

Faedo looked great in his last outing with the Tigers on July 23, allowing just one hit and zero runs against the San Diego Padres, but he was sent down shortly after the Tigers got the win. The Tigers said the move was made to “fortify the bullpen.” Left-hander Zach Logue and righty Brendan White were brought up. Logue was designated for assignment on Aug. 7.

Faedo has appeared in just one game since then, allowing six hits and three runs for Double-A Erie on Aug. 2. Faedo has been inconsistent much of this year as he’s battled injuries and lack of opportunities, which is perfectly exemplified by him allowing zero runs in six innings with the Tigers and three runs while pitching for Double-A Erie.

Meanwhile, the Tigers will face Bailey Ober, who has put together a nice year in his third season with the Twins. Ober only started 11 games last year and has already made 18 starts this year, but coming into Wednesday, his ERA of 3.21 matches his 2022 number. He was sharp in his most recent outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on six hits and zero walks. However, the Kansas City Royals teed off on Ober in his start on July 29, where he gave up six runs on 11 hits. One thing Ober has done extremely well: Limit walks, going without a free pass in his past four starts. The last time he walked a batter was on July 7 against the Baltimore Orioles, when he walked three while allowing just one run and four hits.

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