September 6th, 2013

Friday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals

Miguel Cabrera returns to the Tigers lineup tonight, apparently feeling better after two days to rest up. That’s the good news for Detroit. The bad news is that Jose Iglesias is out of the lineup, reportedly still limited by shin splints. Ramon Santiago will bat ninth and play short.

TIGERS (career numbers against James Shields)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (7-for-22, 3 walks, 6 K’s)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (13-for-43, 11 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (16-for-38, 2 HR, 3 walks, 5 K’s)
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B (5-for-17, 2 walks)
  5. Victor Martinez, DH (9-for-31, 8 K’s)
  6. Andy Dirks, LF (2-for-8, HR, walk, K)
  7. Omar Infante, 2B (3-for-18, walk, 5 K’s)
  8. Alex Avila, C (4-for-18, HR, walk, 9 K’s)
  9. Ramon Santiago, SS (7-for-25, walk, 5 K’s)

P: Anibal Sanchez

ROYALS (career numbers off Sanchez)

  1. Alex Gordon, LF (3-for-12, walk, 2 K’s)
  2. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B (3-for-10, 3 K’s)
  3. Eric Hosmer, 1B (3-for-13)
  4. Billy Butler, DH (3-for-13, 3 K’s)
  5. Mike Moustakas, 3B (1-for-7, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
  6. Salvador Perez, C (0-for-7, 2 walks, K)
  7. David Lough, RF (0-for-1, walk)
  8. Jarrod Dyson, CF (1-for-10, 3 K’s)
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS (3-for-13, 3 K’s)

P: James Shields