June 30th, 2013

Sunday’s lineups: Tigers at Rays

Days off for Brayan Pena and Jhonny Peralta on the getaway day. Considering the Tigers will be flying to Toronto tonight for a day game tomorrow, the rest makes sense. Considering Peralta is 1-for-8 with four strikeouts against Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson, it makes a little more sense.

Again, I’m not covering the team this weekend, so I don’t know what’s going to happen today after the rhetoric from last night.

I thought long and hard about my Beat the Streak pick today, both because of Austin Jackson’s success in day games this year, his numbers off Hellickson and the ability of the Rays to get Miguel Cabrera out of his game in that last at-bat. But it’s tough to go against Cabrera when he’s motivated. Thus, the 14-game streak is on the line.

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TIGERS (career numbers off Hellickson)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (4-for-11, HR, 3 K’s)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (1-for-7, 3 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (3-for-8, 2 K’s)
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B (0-for-2, 3 walks)
  5. Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-4, 2 walks, K)
  6. Andy Dirks, LF (1-for-3, HR)
  7. Omar Infante, 2B (3-for-3)
  8. Ramon Santiago, SS (0-for-4, K)
  9. Bryan Holaday, C

P: Rick Porcello

RAYS (career numbers off Porcello)

  1. Matt Joyce, LF (1-for-5, walk, K)
  2. Desmond Jennings, CF (3-for-7, 3 K’s)
  3. Ben Zobrist, 2B (1-for-6)
  4. James Loney, 1B (1-for-4, walk)
  5. Wil Myers, RF
  6. Luke Scott, DH (0-for-4, walk)
  7. Kelly Johnson, 3B (1-for-5, walk, 2 K’s)
  8. Jose Lobaton, C (0-for-3)
  9. Yunel Escobar, SS (1-for-3)

P: Jeremy Hellickson