September 5th, 2007

Hessman, Raburn start

Mike Hessman gets the start at 3B in place of the slumping Brandon Inge, while Ryan Raburn gives Magglio Ordonez and his sore foot a day off in RF. With Gary Sheffield a day away from being activated from the DL, the result is Carlos Guillen’s second game in the cleanup spot this season.

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Raburn, RF
  4. Guillen, SS
  5. Perez, LF
  6. Rodriguez, C
  7. Casey, 1B
  8. Thames, DH
  9. Hessman, 3B

On the pitching front, Leyland admitted that Jeremy Bonderman’s elbow has been tender, but he said it won’t keep him from making his next start.