September 25th, 2008

Thursday: Tigers vs. Rays

It’s a vastly different top of the order today. Leyland said last night that he wanted to give Granderson a day off and recharge him for the final weekend, and Polanco has some minor back issues. Thus, it’s Santiago and Thames atop the order. Santiago is filling in for Renteria, who has a problem with his pectoral muscle.

It was an emotional press conference for Todd Jones this morning. More on that on the site today.

TIGERS (71-86)

  1. Santiago, SS
  2. Thames, DH
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Hessman, 3B
  6. Raburn, 2B
  7. Inge, CF
  8. Joyce, LF
  9. Ryan, C

RAYS (96-62)

  1. B.J. Upton, CF
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Carlos Pena, 1B
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. Willy Aybar, DH
  6. Dioner Navarro, C
  7. Gabe Gross, RF
  8. Eric Hinske, LF
  9. Jason Bartlett, SS