September 8th, 2013

Sunday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals

Jose Iglesias returns to the Detroit lineup after missing the last two nights with shin splints. Meanwhile, Andy Dirks and Alex Avila get starts against lefty Bruce Chen, who’s giving just a .265 average to left-handed hitters compared to .214 from right-handed batters.

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

TIGERS (career numbers off Bruce Chen)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (10-for-34, HR, 3 walks, 7 K’s)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (5-for-19, HR, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (15-for-34, 5 HR, 9 walks, 6 K’s)
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B DH (5-for-16, HR, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  5. Victor Martinez, DH 1B (2-for-7, HR, walk, K)
  6. Andy Dirks, LF (6-for-17, K)
  7. Omar Infante, 2B (3-for-16, 6 K’s)
  8. Alex Avila, C (1-for-8, 2 walks, 3 K’s)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (1-for-2)

P: Doug Fister

ROYALS (career numbers off Doug Fister)

  1. Alex Gordon, LF (6-for-27, 7 K’s)
  2. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B (2-for-11)
  3. Eric Hosmer, 1B (4-for-16, 3 walks, 2 K’s)
  4. Billy Butler, DH (9-for-30, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  5. Mike Moustakas, 3B (7-for-19, HR, 6 K’s)
  6. Lorenzo Cain, RF (3-for-6)
  7. George Kottaras, C (0-for-4, 2 K’s)
  8. Jarrod Dyson, CF (2-for-8, K)
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS (8-for-27, HR, walk, 5 K’s)

P: Bruce Chen