September 21st, 2008

One more game for the road

If you didn’t notice the calendar, it feels like a gorgeous May afternoon in Cleveland. Of course, you didn’t notice this year’s standings, this would also presumably be a key late-season clash between AL Central contenders. Alas, you can’t change the season, though the Indians would go over .500 with a win today. All those constant reminders in this city about Braylon Edwards’ status for this week also hint that it’s September, though they’re also helpful for my fantasy football team.

No real Sunday changes for the Tigers. Jhonny Peralta is DHing for Cleveland today, shifting Asdrubal Cabrera from second to short. Shin-Soo Choo originally had the day off, but no such luck for Detroit.

TIGERS (71-82)

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Sheffield, DH
  6. Renteria, SS
  7. Raburn, LF
  8. Inge, 3B
  9. Ryan, C

INDIANS (77-77)

  1. Grady Sizemore, CF
  2. Franklin Gutierrez, RF Ben Francisco, LF
  3. Ben Francisco, LF Shin-Soo Choo, LF
  4. Jhonny Peralta, DH
  5. Victor Martinez, C
  6. Ryan Garko, 1B
  7. Andy Marte, 3B
  8. Josh Barfield, 2B
  9. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS