September 23rd, 2012

Sunday (Game 2): Tigers vs. Twins

Ramon Santiago gets the start for Omar Infante at second base. It’ll be Santiago’s first start since September 7.

Jim Leyland didn’t talk about a specific pitch count on Drew Smyly, but was clearly concerned about how far he could pitch into this game before tiring, considering he hasn’t been stretched out much. Luis Marte would be the likely long reliever if Smyly has to leave early.

TIGERS

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

P: Drew Smyly

TWINS

  1. Ben Revere, CF
  2. Jamey Carroll, 2B
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Josh Willingham, LF
  5. Justin Morneau, 1B
  6. Ryan Doumit, DH
  7. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
  8. Matt Carson, RF
  9. Pedro Florimon, SS

P: P.J. Walters

Sunday (Game 1): Tigers vs. Twins

Aside from the usual lefty-righty swaps with Scott Diamond starting for Minnesota in the day game and P.J. Walters at night, don’t expect a whole lot of changes between games. It’s possible Omar Infante could get the night game off, but not guaranteed. Alex Avila will catch the night game, of course, and Quintin Berry will replace Avisail Garcia. Andy Dirks appears likely to play both games.

TIGERS

  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. Andy Dirks, LF
  8. Avisail Garcia, RF
  9. Gerald Laird, C

P: Max Scherzer

TWINS

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Ben Revere, RF
  3. Joe Mauer, DH
  4. Josh Willingham, LF
  5. Justin Morneau, 1B
  6. Ryan Doumit, C
  7. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
  8. Eduardo Escobar, 2B
  9. Pedro Florimon, SS

P: Scott Diamond

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