Saturday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals

The last time Justin Verlander faced the Royals, he pitched seven innings of three-hit ball with eight strikeouts here before the bullpen (including Jose Valverde in his last save opportunity) lost the lead in the ninth. He still gave up a single and a walk to Billy Butler, but only allowed three baserunners besides that.

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

TIGERS (career numbers off Jeremy Guthrie)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (4-for-20, HR, 6 K’s)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (10-for-29, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (10-for-29, 3 HR, 4 walks, 5 K’s)
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B (5-for-12, 2 walks)
  5. Victor Martinez, DH (5-for-17, 2 walks, K)
  6. Jhonny Peralta, SS (7-for-22, 4 walks, K)
  7. Andy Dirks, LF (4-for-13, 2 K’s)
  8. Alex Avila, C (3-for-16, HR, 4 walks, 3 K’s)
  9. Ramon Santiago, 2B (2-for-10, K)

P: Justin Verlander

ROYALS (career numbers off Verlander)

  1. Alex Gordon, LF (11-for-53, 2 HR, 5 walks, 20 K’s)
  2. Eric Hosmer, 1B (4-for-26, 3 walks, 7 K’s)
  3. Billy Butler, DH (24-for-57, 2 HR, 6 walks, 8 K’s)
  4. Salvador Perez, C (4-for-13, K)
  5. Lorenzo Cain, CF (1-for-6, 3 K’s)
  6. Mike Moustakas, 3B (4-for-24, walk, 5 K’s)
  7. David Lough, RF (0-for-3, K)
  8. Alcides Escobar, SS (6-for-28, walk, 4 K’s)
  9. Chris Getz, 2B (6-for-25, walk, 3 K’s)

P: Jeremy Guthrie


Perez can hit but if he is the 2b of the future, some playing time wont hurt.

Oh good Andy Dirks is back in ??????😦

What happened to JV! He will bounce back

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