August 4th, 2013

Sunday’s lineups: Tigers vs. White Sox

Miguel Cabrera took batting practice Sunday morning and looked fine. However, he did not run the bases, and it’s running that tests his abdominal strain. Regardless, Jim Leyland took the cautious route and sat Miguel Cabrera for one more day. Jose Iglesias starts at third base for the third consecutive game.

Torii Hunter was scheduled for a game off whether Cabrera played or not. Don Kelly starts in his place and bats third in Cabrera’s spot. Andy Dirks takes the two hole.

Joaquin Benoit is being rested today after pitching the last couple nights. That means either lefty Drew Smyly or righty Jose Veras gets the call for the save is Leyland has a situation for one in the ninth. Veras, the Astros closer all season until his trade to Detroit last Monday, does not have a save with the Tigers yet.


  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Andy Dirks, LF
  3. Don Kelly, RF
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  7. Alex Avila, C
  8. Jose Iglesias, 3B
  9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

P: Rick Porcello


  1. Alejandro De Aza, CF
  2. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  3. Alex Rios, RF
  4. Adam Dunn, 1B
  5. Paul Konerko, DH
  6. Conor Gillaspie, 3B
  7. Dayan Viciedo, LF
  8. Gordon Beckham, 2B
  9. Tyler Flowers, C

P: Andre Rienzo