March 9th, 2013

Saturday: Tigers at Blue Jays

Left-field platoon candidate Jeff Kobernus is actually getting a start in left field today. Brennan Boesch moves to right, with Torii Hunter at DH.

Matt Tuiasosospo is the third baseman of the day, and backup catcher Brayan Pena gets the start at first base. Tuiasosopo has a very strong arm, so we might find out how much of a vertical leap Pena has today if he unleashes one.

As mentioned previously, no Victor Martinez today with lefty Ricky Romero on the mound for the Jays. Also on Toronto’s pitching list is the ageless Darren Oliver, a day after the Tigers saw the ageless LaTroy Hawkins.

No TV for today’s game. You can listen on AM 1270 back in Detroit, SportsNet 590 in Toronto, or Gameday Audio online.


  1. Jeff Kobernus, LF
  2. Torii Hunter, DH
  3. Andy Dirks, CF
  4. Matt Tuiasosopo, 3B
  5. Brennan Boesch, RF
  6. Brayan Pena, 1B
  7. Alex Avila, C
  8. Danny Worth, SS
  9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

P: Doug Fister, Al Alburquerque, Darin Downs, Luis Marte, Casey Crosby


  1. Emilio Bonifacio, DH
  2. Colby Rasmus, CF
  3. Melky Cabrera, LF
  4. Jose Bautista, RF
  5. Adam Lind, 1B
  6. Mark DeRosa, 3B
  7. Maicer Izturis, 2B
  8. Henry Blanco, C
  9. Ryan Goins, SS

P: Ricky Romero, Darren Oliver, Sergio Santos, Aaron Loup, Brad Lincoln, Michael Schwimer, Neil Wagner