August 16th, 2009

Inge rests, Magglio hits Sunday

The Tigers loaded up with right-handed hitters against Royals starter Kyle Davies, who’s allowing a .296 average from the right side compared with a .259 average from left-handed hitters. Gerald Laird (5-for-12 off Davies) and Magglio Ordonez (7-for-19) both get to start, as does Ryan Raburn, who gives Brandon Inge a day off at third compounded with Monday’s off-day.

Meanwhile, Miguel Cabrera gets a day at DH, while Carlos Guillen plays at first base for the second time in four days. Guillen is 4-for-10 career off Davies.

TIGERS

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Thames, LF
  4. Cabrera, DH
  5. Guillen, 1B
  6. Ordonez, RF
  7. Raburn, 3B
  8. Laird, C
  9. Everett, SS

P: Armando Galarraga

ROYALS

  1. David DeJesus, LF
  2. Willie Bloomquist, SS
  3. Billy Butler, 1B
  4. Mike Jacobs, DH
  5. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
  6. Alex Gordon, 3B
  7. John Buck, C
  8. Mitch Maier, CF
  9. Josh Anderson, RF

P: Kyle Davies

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