June 12th, 2013

Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals

Jim Leyland is playing the reverse lineups today against James Shields, who’s allowing a .198 average to left-handed hitters this year compared to .273 to righties.

With this lineup, Leyland said he was weighing who to lead off. He ultimately went with Avisail Garcia.

TIGERS (career numbers off Shields)
1. Avisail Garcia, cf
2. Torii Hunter, rf (12-for-36, 8 K’s)
3. Miguel Cabrera, 3b (14-for-30, HR, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
4. Prince Fielder, 1b (1-for-8, 2 walks)
5. Victor Martinez, dh (7-for-22, 7 K’s)
6. Jhonny Peralta, ss (10-for-24, 3 HR, 2 walks, 5 K’s)
7. Matt Tuiasosopo, lf (0-for-3, 2 K’s)
8. Brayan Pena, c (2-for-5, walk, K)
9. Ramon Santiago, ss (5-for-19, 5 K’s)
P: Justin Verlander

ROYALS (career numbers off Verlander)
1. Alex Gordon, lf (11-for-51, 2 HR, 4 walks, 19 K’s)
2. Eric Hosmer, 1b (4-for-23, 3 walks, 5 K’s)
3. Salvador Perez, c (3-for-10, K)
4. Billy Butler, dh (23-for-55,  2 HR, 5 walks, 7 K’s)
5. Lorenzo Cain, cf (1-for-3)
6. David Lough, rf
7. Mike Moustakas, 3b (3-for-21, walk, 5 K’s)
8. Elliot Johnson, 2b (0-for-2, K)
9. Alcides Escobar, ss
P: James Shields

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