June 29th, 2014

Sunday’s lineups: Tigers at Astros

A day after Ian Kinsler powered the Tigers to a win with his ninth-inning home run, he will have just his second day off this season. Andrew Romine gets the start at second base. Meanwhile, Rajai Davis returns to the bench for the third time in four days, as Austin Jackson returns to the lineup. Neither Davis (4-for-16, double, three strikeouts) nor Jackson (2-for-11, triple, walk, four strikeouts) have hit Scott Feldman particularly well, but Jackson sat yesterday.

Interestingly in the shakeup, Austin Jackson returns to the leadoff spot he owned for years.

With lefty Drew Smyly on the mound, the Astros bring out backup catcher Carlos Corporan, whose three home runs in 18 career at-bats against Detroit mark his highest total against any opposing team. And that doesn’t count his two-homer game at Lakeland in Spring Training in 2013.

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

TIGERS (career numbers vs. Scott Feldman)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (2-for-11, triple, walk, 4 K’s)
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (9-for-21, 4 walks, 2 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (9-for-15, 2 doubles, 2 HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (3-for-5, HR, walk)
  5. J.D. Martinez, LF
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. Alex Avila, C (3-for-5, HR, walk)
  8. Eugenio Suarez, SS
  9. Andrew Romine, 2B

P: Drew Smyly

ASTROS (numbers off Smyly)

  1. Jose Altuve, 2B (1-for-3, double)
  2. George Springer, RF (1-for-2, HR, K)
  3. Jonathan Singleton, 1B
  4. Jesus Guzman, DH (1-for-3)
  5. Matt Dominguez, 3B (0-for-3)
  6. L.J. Hoes, LF (2-for-2)
  7. Jonathan Villar, SS (0-for-3)
  8. Carlos Corporan, C (0-for-2, walk, K)
  9. Alex Presley, CF (1-for-2, K)

P: Scott Feldman