RHP Chris Tillman (1-1, 4.80) tonight makes his 6th Major League start of this season, his 4th on the road and the 1st of his career vs. Minnesota.
Tillman's first two starts: 6.75 ERA
Tillman's last three starts: 3.72 ERA
Over those last three starts, Tillman is 1-1, 3.72, allowed 8ER over 19 1/3 innings.
Tillman has allowed 9 homers in 30 innings.
Right-handed batters hit .328 off him while lefties bat just .218. Tillman gives up an average of .263 when pitching with runners in scoring position.
Tillman by pitch count:
Pitches 1-25: opponents bat .316
Pitches 26-50: opponents bat .167
In three road starts, he is 0-1, 4.82
RHP Scott Baker (11-7, 4.62) tonight makes his 25th start of the season, his 13th at home and the 5th of his career vs. Baltimore.
Baker has not lost a game since July 7th vs. the Yankees. Over his last eight starts, he is 5-0, 3.35.
Two starts ago, he pitched a two-hit shutout vs. Cleveland, throwing 94 pitches with five strikeouts.
Right-handed batters hit .277 off him while lefties bat .224. The Twins are 13-11 when he starts.
In 12 starts at home this year, Baker is 5-4, 4.68.
Baker, who was drafted in the second round in 2003 out of Oklahoma State, last year went 11-4, 3.45 in 28 starts for Minnesota.
Baker, 2009 season:
First Half: 7-7, 5.42, 17 starts
Second Half: 4-0, 2.82, 7 starts
Baker vs. Baltimore:
2009: No appearances
Career: 2-0, 3.48, four starts (20 2/3IP, 23H, 5B, 8K)