June 27th, 2011

Monday: Tigers vs. Blue Jays

Austin Jackson gets the night off after his two-strikeout eighth inning Sunday. Andy Dirks gets his first start in six days, and bats leadoff. Don Kely gets a start at third base and bats second.

“You don’t want to forget about him,” Jim Leyland said today. “I just want to give him a game.”

Reminder: Today’s game is at 6:05 p.m., not 7:05. The move was made with tonight’s fireworks downtown in mind. If you’re going to the game tonight and you’re reading this from home, you might want to pick up the pace.


  1. Andy Dirks, CF
  2. Don Kelly, 3B
  3. Brennan Boesch, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Alex Avila, C
  9. Ryan Raburn, 2B

P: Max Scherzer


  1. Yunel Escobar, SS
  2. Eric Thames, LF
  3. Jose Bautista, RF
  4. Adam Lind, 1B
  5. Aaron Hill, 2B
  6. Corey Patterson, DH
  7. Jose Molina, C
  8. Jayson Nix, 3B
  9. Rajai Davis, CF

P: Zach Stewart