April 16th, 2014

Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Indians

With the return of the DH slot, the Tigers lineup looks a lot more normal tonight, including the return of Ian Kinsler to the leadoff spot, Miguel Cabrera to the third slot in the order, and Rajai Davis to ninth.

Nick Castellanos remains in the sixth spot, with Alex Avila moving to seventh. It’s a creep up for a player who was expected to remain in a lower-pressure spot in the lineup for at least the early part of the schedule, but it’s a sign of how well he has handled himself at the plate for the first couple weeks.

“I don’t want to throw Nick in the heart of the lineup,” Brad Ausmus said this afternoon, “but I just think Nick’s handled himself pretty well, so I don’t feel as uncomfortable putting him in the sixth spot.”

TIGERS (career numbers off Zach McAllister)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (2-for-3)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (3-for-10, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (4-for-13, double, walk, 2 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (5-for-9, 3 doubles, 2 K’s)
  5. Austin Jackson, CF (5-for-10, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. Alex Avila, C (1-for-8, 4 K’s)
  8. Alex Gonzalez, SS
  9. Rajai Davis, LF (1-for-2)

P: Anibal Sanchez

INDIANS (career numbers vs. Sanchez)

  1. Michael Bourn, CF (8-for-27, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 7 K’s)
  2. Nick Swisher, 1B (2-for-12, 2 walks, 7 K’s)
  3. Jason Kipnis, 2B (3-for-17, double, 6 K’s)
  4. Carlos Santana, DH (4-for-16, double, triple, walk, 6 K’s)
  5. Michael Brantley, LF (5-for-17, K)
  6. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS (5-for-18, HR, 2 walks, 5 K’s)
  7. David Murphy, RF (1-for-5, K)
  8. Yan Gomes, C (2-for-5, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  9. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B (2-for-10, walk, 2 K’s)

P: Zach McAllister

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