July 6th, 2012

Friday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Royals

As Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com pointed out, so many people (including me before spring training) figured Miguel Cabrera would be a designated hitter by this point, and yet tonight will be just the third game at DH for Cabrera this year. He gets a day out of the field, with Delmon Young moving to left. Quintin Berry gets back into the lineup in right field against the lefty, with Ryan Raburn at second base. Ramon Santiago is the third baseman tonight in Cabrera’s place.


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

P: Drew Smyly


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

P: Jonathan Sanchez