September 27th, 2008

Saturday: Inge at catcher

In case you’re wondering, it’ll be Brandon Inge’s first game behind the plate since Sept. 15 at Texas. That, too, was a Dontrelle Willis start.

As for Placido Polanco, his sprained left ankle swelled up pretty good overnight, and he’s out for tonight and Sunday. Jim Leyland is hoping to have him available for Monday at Chicago, but he’ll need quite a bit of improvement for that.

TIGERS (73-86)

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

RAYS (96-64)

  1. Fernando Perez, CF
  2. Ben Zobrist, SS
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Rocco Baldelli, DH
  5. Manny Aybar, 2B
  6. Dan Johnson, 1B
  7. Justin Ruggiano, LF
  8. Jonny Gomes, RF
  9. Michael Hernandez, C