August 7th, 2011

Sunday: Tigers at Royals

The news is still good on Victor Martinez, who was moving around the clubhouse all right this morning. He’s not in the lineup today, but it’s reasonable to think he could be in the lineup Tuesday at Cleveland.

With the DH spot open, Magglio Ordonez gets a day out of the field, which could be huge given the heat here today. Andy Dirks starts in right field against Bruce Chen, who has allowed better than a .300 average to left-handed hitters this season.


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

P: Max Scherzer


  1. Alex Gordon, LF
  2. Johnny Giavotella, 2B
  3. Billy Butler, DH
  4. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
  6. Mitch Maier, CF
  7. Brayan Pena, C
  8. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS

P: Bruce Chen