June 16th, 2014

Monday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Royals

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Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner turns 52 years old today. It would be a shame if he spent his birthday wondering why his team couldn’t hit Jason Vargas. They’re loading up on right-handed hitters to give themselves a shot, including the return of Rajai Davis for his first start since the White Sox series. He wasn’t injured; he was just sitting for J.D. Martinez. The one lefty hitter in the lineup is Alex Avila, who is catching with Justin Verlander starting.

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

TIGERS (career numbers vs. Vargas)

  1. Rajai Davis, LF (3-for-15, double, walk, 4 K’s)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (16-for-50, 6 doubles, 2 HR, 3 walks, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (4-for-13, 2 doubles, HR, 5 walks, 2 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (3-for-6, walk, K)
  5. Torii Hunter, RF (9-for-35, 4 doubles, 4 walks, 7 K’s)
  6. Austin Jackson, CF (4-for-20, double, 4 K’s)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-6, HR, K)
  8. Alex Avila, C (3-for-11, double, 2 HR, walk, 3 K’s)
  9. Eugenio Suarez, SS

P: Justin Verlander

ROYALS (career numbers off Verlander)

  1. Nori Aoki, RF (0-for-4, 3 walks, 2 K’s)
  2. Omar Infante, 2B (0-for-7, walk, K)
  3. Eric Hosmer, 1B (10-for-45, 4 doubles, HR, 4 walks, 9 K’s)
  4. Billy Butler, DH (32-for-74, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 8 walks, 10 K’s)
  5. Alex Gordon, LF (14-for-70, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 9 walks, 24 K’s)
  6. Salvador Perez, C (12-for-27, 7 doubles, HR, 4 K’s)
  7. Lorenzo Cain, CF (3-for-12, 3 K’s)
  8. Mike Moustakas, 3B (6-for-39, HR, walk, 9 K’s)
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS (9-for-45, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 5 K’s)

P: Jason Vargas




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