June 12th, 2014

Thursday’s lineups: Tigers at White Sox

Miguel Cabrera apparently (I’m not in Chicago this week) feels well enough to return to first base after two days at DH and a day off in between. Meanwhile, Alex Avila gets the night off with lefty Chris Sale starting. So, too, does Austin Jackson, which is odd with the righty-lefty matchup until you consider that Jackson is 2-for-30 with 12 strikeouts for his career against Sale. Rajai Davis moves to center, with J.D. Martinez in left, the combination of which could make for some interesting routes in left-center.

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TIGERS (career numbers off Sale)

  1. Rajai Davis, CF (2-for-5, double)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (5-for-14, HR, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (6-for-21, 2 HR, 6 walks, 4 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (12-for-22, 3 doubles, HR, walk, 3 K’s)
  5. Torii Hunter, RF (4-for-17, double, triple, HR, walk, 3 K’s)
  6. J.D. Martinez, LF (1-for-7, 3 K’s)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-3)
  8. Bryan Holaday, C
  9. Eugenio Suarez, SS

P: Max Scherzer

WHITE SOX (career numbers vs. Scherzer)

  1. Adam Eaton, CF (0-for-2, walk)
  2. Gordon Beckham, 2B (8-for-37, 2 doubles, 4 walks, 12 K’s)
  3. Conor Gillaspie, 3B (3-for-9, double, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  4. Jose Abreu, 1B (1-for-6, double, 2 K’s)
  5. Adam Dunn, DH (9-for-40, 3 HR, 5 walks, 19 K’s)
  6. Alexei Ramirez, SS (5-for-47, double, 5 walks, 6 K’s)
  7. Dayan Viciedo, RF (9-for-25, 3 doubles, triple, 2 HR, walk, 9 K’s)
  8. Alejandro De Aza, LF (10-for-36, double, HR, 4 walks, 12 K’s)
  9. Tyler Flowers, C (2-for-4, 2 K’s)

P: Chris Sale