May 4th, 2014

Sunday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals


Not much difference between right- and left-handed hitters against Jason Vargas, either this year or for his career.  Thus, it’s kind of a hybrid lineup for the Detroiters today. Rajai Davis leads off, but Andrew Romine and Alex Avila are in the lineup. Unless there was a massive lefty-righty split, Avila was going to get the start with Justin Verlander on the mound.

The Royals put Salvador Perez back in the lineup. He missed Saturday’s game with a bruised shin. He and Billy Butler give Justin Verlander fits.

Gameday | TV: FS Detroit, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, AM 1270, Gameday Audio

TIGERS (career numbers off Vargas)

  1. Rajai Davis, LF (1-for-11, walk, 3 K’s)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (14-for-47, 5 doubles, 2 HR, 3 walks, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (3-for-11, double, HR, 4 walks, 2 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (2-for-4, K)
  5. Torii Hunter, RF (8-for-32, 4 doubles, 4 doubles, 4 walks, 7 K’s)
  6. Austin Jackson, CF (3-for-17, double, 4 K’s)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B (0-for-3, K)
  8. Alex Avila, C (2-for-8, double, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  9. Andrew Romine, SS

P: Justin Verlander

ROYALS (career numbers off Verlander)

  1. Nori Aoki, RF (0-for-4, 2 K’s)
  2. Omar Infante, 2B (0-for-3, walk)
  3. Eric Hosmer, 1B (10-for-42, 4 doubles, HR, 4 walks, 8 K’s)
  4. Billy Butler, DH (31-for-71, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 8 walks, 9 K’s)
  5. Alex Gordon, LF (14-for-68, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 8 walks, 24 K’s)
  6. Salvador Perez, C (11-for-24, 6 doubles, HR, 4 K’s)
  7. Mike Moustakas, 3B (6-for-36, HR, walk, 7 K’s)
  8. Alcides Escobar, SS (8-for-42, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  9. Jarrod Dyson, CF (4-for-17, 3 walks, 7 K’s)

P: Jason Vargas