August 12th, 2012

Sunday: Tigers at Rangers

Pretty much a regular lineup today. Dirks starts again in place of Berry, batting second. Worth noting that Berry has started once in the past week. Also worth noting that Berry is in an 0-for-10 slump and his batting average has dropped to .274, his lowest average since his second game of the season. Are we seeing Berry’s transition to a bench role, or is that just a casualty of the outfield rotation?

Should be interesting to see how the Tigers approach Yu Darvish in their third meeting. He struck out 10 Tigers over seven innings here at the end of June, but gave up four runs doing it.

TIGERS

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

P: Rick Porcello

RANGERS

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

P: Yu Darvish

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