October 1st, 2009

Thursday: Tigers vs. Twins

Placido Polanco gets a day off, while Jim Leyland plays the hot hand a bit with Ramon Santiago at second base today alongside Adam Everett. In that sense, Leyland is playing this like a regular day game after a night game, even though it has a chance to be a lot more than that.

Aubrey Huff again isn’t playing against a right-hander.


  1. Curtis Granderson, CF
  2. Ramon Santiago, 2B
  3. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Carlos Guillen, LF
  6. Marcus Thames, DH
  7. Brandon Inge, 3B
  8. Gerald Laird, C
  9. Adam Everett, SS

P: Nate Robertson


  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Orlando Cabrera, SS
  3. Joe Mauer, DH
  4. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
  5. Jason Kubel, RF
  6. Delmon Young, LF
  7. Brendan Harris, 3B
  8. Mike Redmond, C
  9. Nick Punto, 2B

P: Scott Baker