Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Red Sox
Not much information on Miguel Cabrera, but suffice to say something acted up in his groin/abdominal injury.
“Sore today. That’s all I can tell you,” Leyland said. “I can’t tell you when he’s gonna play.”
Just like the last time Cabrera sat, Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez move up in the lineup in his absence. Don Kelly gets the start at third base.
The Tabbies don’t have a whole lot of history against Ryan Dempster, given most of his career took place in the National League. Still, Fielder has some success against him, and Hunter has hit him well in limited at-bats.
The Red Sox regain the services of Jacoby Ellsbury just in time to get him back in the lineup against Rick Porcello, who has retired him only once in eight tries.
TIGERS (career numbers off Ryan Dempster)
- Austin Jackson, CF
- Torii Hunter, RF (6-for-9, K)
- Prince Fielder, 1B (11-for-43, 3 HR, 8 walks)
- Victor Martinez, DH (2-for-4)
- Andy Dirks, LF
- Don Kelly, 3B (
- Omar Infante, 2B (3-for-13, HR, 2 K’s)
- Alex Avila, C
- Jose Iglesias, SS
P: Rick Porcello
RED SOX (career numbers off Porcello)
- Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (6-for-7, HR, walk)
- Shane Victorino, RF
- Dustin Pedroia, 2B (2-for-8, walk, K)
- David Ortiz, DH (1-for-4, K)
- Daniel Nava, LF
- Mike Napoli, 1B (4-for-13, walk, 5 K’s)
- Stephen Drew, SS (0-for-3)
- David Ross, C
- Will Middlebrooks, 3B (1-for-3)
P: Ryan Dempster