August 9th, 2010

Monday: Tigers vs. Rays

Jim Leyland gets into a stretch now and then where he doesn’t want to answer questions about his lineup, in part because he knows the questions that are going to come up. He was like that last week when Brandon Inge came back from the disabled list and the question of Jhonny Peralta’s role at shortstop came up. He was like that today, when he put Ramon Santiago at designated hitter.

This will be Santiago’s first Major League game at DH, and the Tigers’ 10th different DH this season. Santiago will have as many games at DH this year as Miguel Cabrera.
TIGERS
  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Santiago, DH
  3. Raburn, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Guillen, 2B
  6. Peralta, SS
  7. Inge, 3B
  8. Frazier, LF
  9. Laird, C
P: Armando Galarraga
RAYS
  1. John Jaso, C
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Carl Crawford, LF
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. Manny Aybar, DH
  6. Dan Johnson, 1B
  7. Matt Joyce, RF
  8. B.J. Upton, CF
  9. Jason Bartlett, SS
P: David Pirce
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