May 20th, 2012

Sunday: Tigers vs. Pirates

Closer Jose Valverde is not available today. The goal is to have him ready for Tuesday’s opener at Cleveland. Austin Jackson isn’t in the starting lineup, but manager Jim Leyland didn’t rule him out for being available late in the game.

Meanwhile, Brennan Boesch takes another step up in the lineup, this time to sixth.


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

P: Max Scherzer


  1. Jose Tabata, RF
  2. Neil Walker, 2B
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Pedro Alvarez, DH
  5. Garrett Jones, 1B
  6. Josh Harrison, 3B
  7. Rod Barajas, C
  8. Nate McLouth, LF
  9. Clint Barmes, SS

P: Kevin Correia