August 9th, 2011

Game set to resume at 9:45

Rain has finally stopped and infield is being cleaned up here in Cleveland. Chad Durbin will be pitching for Indians when the third inning resumes. Duane Below is loosening up for the Tigers.

Tuesday: Tigers at Indians

As expected, Victor Martinez is back in the lineup for the Tigers, who again will stack left-handed hitters against Justin Masterson (.285 average allowed to lefty hitters, .181 average allowed to righties). The only right-handed hitters facing him tonight are Austin Jackson (5-for-12 vs. Masterson), Miguel Cabrera (5-for-12, 5 RBIs) and Jhonny Peralta (0-for-6).

The Indians, in turn, will have only one right-handed batter, Matt LaPorta, against Doug Fister. His lefty-righty splits aren’t very big in terms of batting average, but larger in OPS (.612 vs. .704).

TIGERS

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

P: Doug Fister

INDIANS

  1. Michael Brantley, LF
  2. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  4. Travis Hafner, DH
  5. Carlos Santana, C
  6. Kosuke Fukudome, RF
  7. Matt LaPorta, 1B
  8. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
  9. Ezequiel Carrera, CF

P: Justin Masterson

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