May 30th, 2014

Friday’s lineups (updated with M’s change): Tigers at Mariners


It’s a gorgeous afternoon in Seattle. It doesn’t matter as far as getting the game played, since there’s a roof, but it’s warm enough that the temperature won’t be a concern, unlike many games along the April trips the Tigers have had here the last few years.

It’s a better afternoon for Rajai Davis, who’s rejoining the Tigers lineup after leaving Wednesday’s game early and missing Thursday’s game with a bruised shoulder. With Davis back, it’s a pretty standard lineup for Detroit against Hisashi Iwakuma.

The Mariners had a late lineup change with the call-up of outfielder Endy Chavez from Triple-A Tacoma. He was put into the batting order, while Stefen Romero, who was scheduled to DH, takes a seat.

TIGERS (career numbers against Iwakuma)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (8-for-20, double, 3 HR, 2 walks, 3 K’s)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (2-for-10, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (1-for-7, 2 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-3, 2 walks)
  5. Austin Jackson, CF (1-for-8, 2 K’s)
  6. Alex Avila, C (0-for-7, 2 K’s)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. Andrew Romine, SS (2-for-4, K)
  9. Rajai Davis, LF (1-for-9, HR, walk, 6 K’s)

P: Justin Verlander

MARINERS (career numbers against Verlander)

  1. Endy Chavez, LF
  2. James Jones, CF
  3. Michael Saunders, RF (3-for-17, double, 4 K’s)
  4. Justin Smoak, 1B (4-for-10, 2 HR, 2 walks, 6 K’s)
  5. Kyle Seager, 3B (3-for-6, 2 doubles, walk)
  6. Mike Zunino, C
  7. Dustin Ackley, DH (2-for-8, walk, 2 K’s)
  8. Nick Franklin, 2B (1-for-3, 2 K’s)
  9. Brad Miller, SS

P: Hisashi Iwakuma