September 20th, 2013

Friday’s lineups: Tigers vs. White Sox

White Sox rookie Andre Rienzo has five quality outings in nine Major League starts this year. He won’t get a chance at another one tonight thanks to a blister on his ring finger. Dylan Axelrod will make the spot start in his place.

Other than Jose Iglesias, meanwhile, the Tigers have their standard right-hander lineup going, including Andy Dirks starting in left field for the first time since Sunday.

TIGERS (numbers off Axelrod)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (5-for-10, HR, K)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (4-for-7, K)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (6-for-11, K)
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B (3-for-6, 2 HR, walk, K)
  5. Victor Martinez, DH (4-for-7, walk, K)
  6. Andy Dirks, LF (3-for-12, K)
  7. Omar Infante, 2B (0-for-1)
  8. Alex Avila, C (2-for-8, 3 K’s)
  9. Ramon Santiago, SS (2-for-4, 2 walks)

P: Max Scherzer

WHITE SOX (numbers off Scherzer)

  1. Alejandro De Aza, LF (7-for-29, HR, 2 walks, 11 K’s)
  2. Alexei Ramirez, SS (4-for-39, 5 walks, 3 K’s)
  3. Conor Gillaspie, 3B (3-for-8, HR, 2 K’s)
  4. Paul Konerko, 1B (9-for-39, 2 HR, 2 walks, 16 K’s)
  5. Adam Dunn, DH (8-for-32, 2 HR, 4 walks, 15 K’s)
  6. Avisail Garcia, RF (1-for-3)
  7. Jordan Danks, CF (2-for-4, walk, K)
  8. Gordon Beckham, 2B (5-for-29, 4 walks, 9 K’s)
  9. Josh Phegley, C (2-for-9)

P: Dylan Axelrod