September 17th, 2012

Monday’s lineups: Tigers at White Sox

Austin Jackson is a go after missing Sunday in Cleveland with a sore left ankle. Alex Avila is available, but manager Jim Leyland decided to give him a day out of the lineup to recuperate. He could enter as a pinch-hitter or late-inning replacement.

As for the outfield, Leyland chose Brennan Boesch over Andy Dirks as his left-handed hitter to start. Because the full lineup came out late, we didn’t get a chance to ask about that. Neither Dirks nor Boesch started against Jose Quintana last week because Ryan Raburn started in left that night.

Avisail Garcia gets his first professional start in left field, something he was supposed to do Thursday before that game was rained out.


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

P: Doug Fister


  1. Dewayne Wise, CF
  2. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  3. Adam Dunn, 1B
  4. Paul Konerko, DH
  5. Alex Rios, RF
  6. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  7. Dayan Viciedo, LF
  8. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  9. Gordon Beckham, 2B

P: Carlos Quintana