August 29th, 2012

Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals

It’s a righty-heavy lineup for Royals left-hander Bruce Chen, except that Alex Avila stays behind the plate, presumably because he seems to work better with Anibal Sanchez. Ramon Santiago, 3-for-6 with two doubles off Chen, gets the start at shortstop and rests Jhonny Peralta, 3-for-20 off Chen. Andy Dirks, 2-for-5 off Chen, not only starts but bats second.

TIGERS

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

P: Anibal Sanchez

ROYALS

  1. Jarrod Dyson, CF
  2. Alcides Escobar, SS
  3. Alex Gordon, LF
  4. Billy Butler, DH
  5. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  6. Lorenzo Cain, RF
  7. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  8. Brayan Pena, C
  9. Johnny Giavotella, 2B

P: Bruce Chen

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