August 7th, 2010

Saturday: Tigers vs. Angels

UPDATE: Angels lineup has changed. MLB suspended Torii Hunter four games for last night’s incident, and Hunter decided not to appeal.

As Jim Leyland said he would do, Brennan Boesch and Johnny Damon are sitting against wild left-hander Scott Kazmir. Ramon Santiago gets his first start at shortstop since Brandon Inge came off the DL, while Jhonny Peralta gets a game at DH. Jeff Frazier starts in left field, batting seventh.


  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Santiago, SS
  3. Raburn, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Peralta, DH
  6. Inge, 3B
  7. Frazier, LF
  8. Laird, C
  9. Rhymes, 2B

P: Jeremy Bonderman


  1. Bobby Abreu, LF
  2. Erick Aybar, SS
  3. Alberto Callaspo, 3B
  4. Torii Hunter, RF Hideki Matsui, DH
  5. Hideki Matsui, DH Maicer Izturis, 2B
  6. Maicer Izturis, 2B Juan Rivera, RF
  7. Mike Napoli, 1B
  8. Bobby Wilson, C
  9. Peter Bourjos, CF

P: Scott Kazmir

Tigers collecting for Gloves for Kids tonight

The Tigers will be collecting new and gently used baseball and
softball equipment for their annual Gloves for Kids drive Saturday
afternoon at Gate A at Comerica Park.

The collection will run from 5:30 p.m. ET through the end of the second
inning near the “Big Tiger.” Fans do not need a game ticket to come and
make a donation.

The Tigers started the Gloves for Kids program to help support youth
sports in the Detroit area, providing kids the sports equipment they
need to play organized baseball and softball.

In addition to the donation drive, Major League Baseball’s Baseball
Tomorrow Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to purchase new gear for a
local youth baseball organization.