July 20th, 2008

Postgame roster move

The Tigers made the Zach Miner roster move after the game. Jeff Larish was optioned to Triple-A Toledo to make room for Miner.

I’m not on the series at Kansas City, so probably no game blogs. I’ll try to chime in with an update or two over the next few days before I’m back on for the White Sox series next weekend.

Guillen returns, but not starting

He arrived the ballpark straight from the airport just before noon or so. His wife is still in the hospital, he said, but she’s stable, and they’re hoping she’ll be able to go home tonight.

Inge gets the start at third in what is a different-looking infield for the getaway day. Ryan Raburn gives Placido Polanco a game off at second base, and Ramon Santiago does the same for a hobbled Edgar Renteria at short. Ivan Rodriguez moves up to the second spot.

TIGERS (48-49)

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Rodriguez, C (6-for-17 in the two hole this year)
  3. Sheffield, DH
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Cabrera, 1B
  6. Thames, LF
  7. Inge, 3B
  8. Raburn, 2B
  9. Santiago, SS

ORIOLES (47-49)

  1. Brian Roberts, 2B
  2. Nick Markakis, RF
  3. Melvin Mora, 3B
  4. Aubrey Huff, 1B
  5. Kevin Millar, DH
  6. Luke Scott, LF
  7. Jay Payton, CF
  8. Guillermo Quiroz, C
  9. Juan Castro, SS