April 29th, 2010

Thursday: Tigers vs. Twins

Let’s be honest, if you’re going to have a Weather Day promotion at a Tigers game, there’s no better timing than April, when Michigan can give you just about anything for weather. After back-to-back night games with legitimately chilly temperatures, we’re looking at a really beautiful afternoon for a baseball game.

Adam Everett is back in the Tigers lineup after missing the last four games with a tweaked right hamstring. Jim Leyland was concerned about Magglio and a tight muscle around his abdominal area, but apparently he’s ready to play.

On the Twins’ side, Michael Cuddyer’s absence leaves the Twins with little choice but to put up a left-handed hitting Jim Thome against Dontrelle Willis today.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Johnny Damon, DH
  3. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Brennan Boesch, LF
  6. Brandon Inge, 3B
  7. Gerald Laird, C
  8. Scott Sizemore, 2B
  9. Adam Everett, SS

P: Dontrelle Willis

TWINS

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
  3. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
  4. Jim Thome, DH
  5. Jason Kubel, RF
  6. Delmon Young, LF
  7. Brendan Harris, SS
  8. Luke Hughes, 3B
  9. Drew Butera, C

P: Carl Pavano

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