Thursday’s lineups: Tigers at White Sox
The fourth left-handed starting pitcher is the charm for Danny Worth, who gets his first start at shortstop against White Sox southpaw Jose Quintana. If the starts hadn’t made it clear this isn’t really a platoon situation, manager Brad Ausmus said as much this morning.
“I don’t know for sure. I’d say right now, the way Romine’s playing, both offensively and defensively, he’s kind of earned the bulk of the time right now,” Ausmus said.
Likewise, Bryan Holaday gets the start behind the plate for Alex Avila.
On the Chicago side, Gordon Beckham is back off the disabled list and in the lineup at second base. Last night’s hero, Marcus Semien, moves over to third base to continue building his resume as a Tiger killer.
TIGERS (career numbers off Quintana)
- Rajai Davis, LF (7-for-14, walk)
- Ian Kinsler, 2B (2-for-5, double, walk, 2 K’s)
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B (3-for-11, double, HR, 2 walks, 3 K’s)
- Victor Martinez, DH (2-for-6)
- Torii Hunter, RF (3-for-11, 2 K’s)
- Austin Jackson, CF (2-for-13, walk, 3 K’s)
- Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-3, K)
- Bryan Holaday, C
- Danny Worth, SS
P: Max Scherzer
WHITE SOX (career numbers off Scherzer)
- Jordan Danks, CF (2-for-7, walk, 2 K’s)
- Marcus Semien, 3B
- Jose Abreu, 1B
- Adam Dunn, DH (8-for-35, 2 HR, 4 walks, 16 K’s)
- Dayan Viciedo, RF (6-for-19, double, 2 HR, walk, 8 K’s)
- Alexei Ramirez, SS (4-for-42, double, 5 walks, 4 K’s)
- Alejandro De Aza, LF (9-for-32, double, HR, 2 walks, 11 K’s)
- Gordon Beckham, 2B
- Tyler Flowers, C
P: Jose Quintana