Sunday’s lineups: Tigers at Yankees
Surprisingly, not a whole lot of matchups for Tigers hitters against Andy Pettitte. The lefty gives Leyland a chance to get Matt Tuiasosopo back into the lineup. Get ready to see a lot of him, because the Tigers will have all lefty starters in Chicago the next three days.
That does not necessarily mean a series full of Brayan Pena, though. Alex Avila got the start Sunday against Pettitte, but it’s likely that has more to do with Justin Verlander being on the mound for the Detroit side.
For those of you out of town, remember that today’s game is the Sunday afternoon game of the week on TBS. John Smoltz has been around this weekend, and should have some interesting stuff for the broadcast.
On the Bronx side, Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup at third base. Curtis Granderson is the designated hitter, something I never thought I would see but something he has done once in each of the last few years.
TIGERS (career numbers off Pettitte)
- Austin Jackson, CF (1-for-4)
- Torii Hunter, RF (13-for-49, 2 HR, 3 walks, 14 K’s)
- Miguel Cabrera, 3B (5-for-22, 2 HR, walk, 5 K’s)
- Prince Fielder, 1B (3-for-5, K)
- Victor Martinez, DH (6-for-26, 2 walks, 5 K’s)
- Matt Tuiasosopo, LF (1-for-3)
- Hernan Perez, 2B
- Alex Avila, C
- Jose Iglesias, SS (2-for-5)
P: Justin Verlander
YANKEES (career numbers off Verlander)
- Brett Gardner, CF (5-for-19, 3 walks, 3 K’s)
- Ichiro Suzuki, RF (20-for-61, HR, walk, 13 K’s)
- Robinson Cano, 2B (8-for-45, 2 walks, 8 K’s)
- Alex Rodriguez, 3B (8-for-30, 3 walks, 6 walks, 6 K’s)
- Lyle Overbay, 1B (3-for-15, 4 K’s)
- Alfonso Soriano, LF (1-for-3, K)
- Curtis Granderson, DH (4-for-23, HR, 3 walks, 9 K’s)
- Eduardo Nunez, SS (2-for-6, HR, K)
- Chris Stewart, C
P: Andy Pettitte