September 2nd, 2010

Thursday: Tigers at Vikings, er, Twins

Sorry about that. NFL preseason game going on down the street. The two stadiums aren’t as close as Comerica Park and Ford Field, thankfully. Still, I’m glad I’m not driving on this trip.

As for the baseball game, it’s a regular day off for Brandon Inge, who’s 8-for-40 lifetime against Twins starter Scott Baker. Jhonny Peralta, 12-for-46 with two homers for his career off Baker, starts at third, with Ramon Santiago (8-for-21 off Baker) at short.
This will be a very interesting start for Justin Verlander, who has split decisions in two starts against Minnesota this year despite just two earned runs over 11 innings and 14 strikeouts.
TIGERS
  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Rhymes, 2B
  3. Damon, DH
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Boesch, RF
  6. Peralta, 3B
  7. Kelly, LF
  8. Avila, C
  9. Santiago, SS
P: Justin Verlander
TWINS
  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Alexi Casilla, 2B
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Danny Valencia, 3B
  7. Jose Morales, DH
  8. Jason Repko, RF
  9. J.J. Hardy, SS
P: Scott Baker
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