Friday’s lineups: Tigers at Rangers
Rick Porcello gets to start on turn against a Rangers club that has hit him for a .383 average and .964 OPS in five career starts, not counting his relief appearance in the ALCS a couple years ago. That said, much of the damage came in that disastrous outing last April, when Texas got him for nine runs, eight earned, on 10 hits in an inning plus at Comerica Park. He actually beat the Rangers a couple months later with six innings of one-run ball in Arlington.
Ramon Santiago gets the start at second, giving Omar Infante a day off.
On the Rangers side, Ian Kinsler is out with bruised ribs. Leury Garcia starts in his place.
- Andy Dirks, LF
- Torii Hunter, RF
- Miguel Cabrera, 3B
- Prince Fielder, 1B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- Alex Avila, C
- Jhonny Peralta, SS
- Don Kelly, CF
- Ramon Santiago, 2B
P: Rick Porcello
- Elvis Andrus, SS (2-for-14 vs. Porcello)
- Leury Garcia, 2B
- Lance Berkman, DH
- Adrian Beltre, 3B (5-for-18, 2 K’s vs. Porcello)
- Nelson Cruz, RF (4-for-18, 6 K’s vs. Porcello)
- Mitch Moreland, 1B (3-for-6, K vs. Porcello)
- Geovany Soto, C (3-for-5, HR vs. Porcello)
- David Murphy, LF (9-for-15, HR, walk, K vs. Porcello)
- Leonys Martin, CF (0-for-2 vs. Porcello)
P: Nick Tepesch