September 14th, 2013

Saturday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Royals

Some fairly bad numbers for Tigers hitters against Ervin Santana, who tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings on two hits against them July 19 back in Kansas City. He has been alternating decent starts with bad ones for the better part of a month now, so we’ll see which Santana shows up.

Prince Fielder is the major exception to the numbers against Santana. Even after going 0-for-3 against him in July, he’s still 6-for-13 with three home runs off the former Angel.

Reminder: Tonight’s game is on MLB Network for those of you outside of Michigan and northwest Ohio. As others have pointed out, it’s also the Free Game of the Night on MLB.TV, so if you don’t get the network, you can still get the game.

Gameday | TV: FS Detroit, MLB Network, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, Gameday Audio

TIGERS (career numbers off Santana)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (1-for-14, 3 K’s)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (3-for-9, walk, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (4-for-19, HR, 2 walks, 5 K’s)
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B (6-for-13, 3 HR, 2 walks, K)
  5. Victor Martinez, DH (6-for-19, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  6. Andy Dirks, LF (2-for-7, walk, 2 K’s)
  7. Omar Infante, 2B (1-for-6, walk, 3 K’s)
  8. Alex Avila, C (1-for-6, HR, walk)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

P: Doug Fister

ROYALS (career numbers against Doug Fister)

  1. Alex Gordon, LF (7-for-30, 7 K’s)
  2. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B (3-for-13, walk)
  3. Eric Hosmer, 1B (6-for-19, HR, 3 walks, 2 K’s)
  4. Billy Butler, DH (11-for-33, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  5. Salvador Perez, C (5-for-21, 2 K’s)
  6. Mike Moustakas, 3B (7-for-22, HR, 7 K’s)
  7. Lorenzo Cain, RF (3-for-9, K)
  8. Jarrod Dyson, CF (3-for-11, 2 K’s)
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS (9-for-30, HR, walk, 5 K’s)

P: Ervin Santana