May 26th, 2014

Memorial Day lineups: Tigers at Athletics

Happy Memorial Day to all of you. If you were hoping to watch Miguel Cabrera take his swings at the A’s today, it’s a little better holiday for you, because he’s in the lineup. Not only that, he’s playing first base, so apparently that cramp in his hamstring was just that.

One guy who is getting a day off, however, is Ian Kinsler, who gets his first day out of the starting lineup this season. Danny Worth, better known for pitching twice in three days, gets a chance at his regular job, starting at second. Interestingly, Austin Jackson moves up to the second spot in the order in Kinsler’s place, while Torii Hunter hits fifth.

Also getting a day off is Alex Avila, who did a lot of squatting behind the plate for long innings over the weekend. Bryan Holaday gets the start against lefty Tommy Milone.

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

TIGERS (career numbers off Milone)

  1. Rajai Davis, LF (3-for-8, double, 2 K’s)
  2. Austin Jackson, CF (1-for-10, double, walk, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (4-for-10, 2 doubles, 2 walks, K)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-2)
  5. Torii Hunter, RF (4-for-7, HR, walk)
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. Bryan Holaday, C
  8. Danny Worth, 2B (1-for-3, K)
  9. Andrew Romine, SS (0-for-2, K)

P: Drew Smyly

ATHLETICS (career numbers off Smyly)

  1. Coco Crisp, CF (1-for-2, walk)
  2. Derek Norris, C
  3. Josh Donaldson, 3B (1-for-1, double)
  4. Yoenis Cespedes, LF (0-for-0, walk)
  5. Jed Lowrie, SS (1-for-3, double, walk, K)
  6. Brandon Moss, DH (1-for-2, HR, K)
  7. Alberto Callaspo, 2B (2-for-5, double, walk, K)
  8. Kyle Blanks, 1B
  9. Craig Gentry, RF (0-for-3)

P: Tommy Milone