August 13th, 2012

Monday’s lineup: Tigers at Twins

The moves in the batting order behind Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are on again. After about two weeks of Brennan Boesch in the fifth spot, he’s moved down to seventh following an 0-for-7 series against Texas. Alex Avila, 14-for-31 so far in August, moves up to fifth. Delmon Young stays in the sixth spot.

It’s the second start in the fifth spot this season for Avila, who also did it May against the White Sox (Delmon Young was off that day). He started three times in the fifth spot last season.


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

P: Anibal Sanchez

I’m not in Minnesota this week, but will try to keep the blog updated. Jordan Garretson will be covering from Target Field for the site.