October 10th, 2011

ALCS Game 2: Delmon in the lineup

Jim Leyland had two lineups ready for this game.He’ll use the one that has Delmon Young in it. Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Young is good to go for Game 2. Swinging is not an issue for Young, Rand said. The big question was whether he could raise his arm and throw without significant pain, and he did it during batting practice earlier today.

He has released the one that has Delmon Young in it. He’s batting third if his left oblique (the injury actually is closer to his rib cage) allows him to go. The other lineup has Andy Dirks starting in left field if Delmon can’t start.


  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Ramon Santiago, 2B
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Ryan Raburn, RF
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Alex Avila, C
  9. Brandon Inge, 3B

P: Max Scherzer


  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Josh Hamilton, CF
  4. Michael Young, DH
  5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  6. Mike Napoli, C
  7. Nelson Cruz, RF
  8. David Murphy, LF
  9. Mitch Moreland, 1B

P: Mitch Moreland