April 14th, 2010

Wednesday: Tigers vs. Royals

As expected, Austin Jackson has the day off, his first such day this season. Jim Leyland said he went with Ryan Raburn to lead off over Johnny Damon because he didn’t want to stack Raburn, Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera back to back to back, right-handed hitters all. Damon breaks up that stretch in the second spot.

Leyland said he’s going to try to give Zumaya day off today, but that he could use him if needed.
  1. Raburn, CF
  2. Damon, LF
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Guillen, DH
  6. Inge, 3B
  7. Laird, C
  8. Sizemore, 2B
  9. Everett, SS
P: Rick Porcello
  1. David DeJesus, RF
  2. Scott Podsednik, LF
  3. Billy Butler, 1B
  4. Jose Guillen, DH
  5. Alberto Callaspo, 3B
  6. Mitch Maier, CF
  7. Jason Kendall, C
  8. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
  9. Chris Getz, 2B
P: Kyle Davies