July 19th, 2013

Friday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals

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Welcome to the second half of the season, which for now does not include Omar Infante. He’s not in the lineup tonight, and he almost surely won’t be back for this series. He’s still in Lakeland working out, and will rejoin the team Saturday only for a re-evaluation from the team medical staff in preparation for a possible minor-league rehab assignment.

As for Darin Downs, he has thrown a couple of bullpen sessions over the last few days, and the next step is to set up a session against hitters this weekend. He, too, could end up on a rehab assignment next week.

Gameday | TV: FS Detroit, MLB Network, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, AM 1270, Gameday Audio

TIGERS (career numbers against Ervin Santana)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (1-for-11, 2 K’s)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (2-for-6, walk, K)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (4-for-16, HR, 2 walks, 5 K’s)
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B (6-for-10, 3 HR, 2 walks, K)
  5. Victor Martinez, DH (6-for-16, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  6. Jhonny Peralta, SS (3-for-23, walk, 4 K’s)
  7. Andy Dirks, LF (1-for-5, walk, K)
  8. Alex Avila, C (1-for-4, HR, walk)
  9. Ramon Santiago, 2B (1-for-5, K)

P: Anibal Sanchez

ROYALS (career numbers off Sanchez)

  1. Alex Gordon, LF (1-for-6, walk, K)
  2. Eric Hosmer, 1B (5-for-18, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  3. Billy Butler, DH (11-for-41, 2 walks, 7 K’s)
  4. Salvador Perez, C (6-for-12, 2 HR)
  5. Mike Moustakas, 3B (2-for-20, 6 K’s)
  6. Lorenzo Cain, CF (0-for-6, 2 K’s)
  7. David Lough, RF (1-for-3, HR, K)
  8. Alcides Escobar, SS (7-for-24, 2 HR, 3 K’s)
  9. Chris Getz, 2B (4-for-11, 2 walks)

P: Ervin Santana