May 10th, 2014

Saturday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Twins

Right-handed hitters are batting just .189 off Kyle Gibson this season, part of the reason behind 52-point gap in the lefty-righty splits for Gibson’s young career. Thus, Brad Ausmus puts an extra left-handed bat in the lineup, replacing Rajai Davis with Don Kelly.

The Twins, meanwhile, get Joe Mauer back in the lineup. He’s the designated hitter today, batting third. Eduardo Nunez, once known as the Yankees shortstop-in-waiting, is the left fielder. Jason Kubel, 3-for-6 off Max Scherzer, is off.

TIGERS

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Torii Hunter, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Austin Jackson, CF
  6. Don Kelly, LF
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. Alex Avila, C
  9. Andrew Romine, SS

P: Max Scherzer

TWINS (career numbers against Scherzer)

  1. Brian Dozier, 2B (0-for-8, walk, 6 K’s)
  2. Kurt Suzuki, C (1-for-3, HR, K)
  3. Joe Mauer, DH (8-for-26, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  4. Chris Colabello, 1B
  5. Chris Parmelee, RF (4-for-11, double, walk, 2 K’s)
  6. Eduardo Nunez, LF (1-for-2, triple)
  7. Eduardo Escobar, 3B (1-for-5, K)
  8. Aaron Hicks, CF (0-for-5, 3 K’s)
  9. Danny Santana, SS

P: Kyle Gibson

 

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