July 3rd, 2014

Thursday’s lineups: Tigers (now with V-Mart) vs. Rays

It took a round or two of batting practice to finalize, but Victor Martinez is back in the Tigers starting lineup after missing the past three games with soreness in his left side. He takes his usual spot at DH and cleanup. Instead of a day off for J.D. Martinez, who had been slated for a day off before Victor Martinez was hurt, Rajai Davis is the odd man out Thursday against lefty Erik Bedard, whom Davis does not hit well.

TIGERS (career numbers vs. Erik Bedard)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (0-for-8, 3 walks, 4 K’s)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (12-for-41, 2 doubles, 4 walks, 5 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (5-for-17, double, HR, walk, 6 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (6-for-24, double, 2 HR, 2 walks, 5 K’s)
  5. J.D. Martinez, LF
  6. Torii Hunter, RF (9-for-28, 2 doubles, 2 HR, walk, 6 K’s)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. Alex Avila, C (1-for-4, K)
  9. Eugenio Suarez, SS

P: Max Scherzer

RAYS (career numbers off Scherzer)

  1. Desmond Jennings, CF (1-for-12, 5 K’s)
  2. Ben Zobrist, SS (2-for-15, HR, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
  3. Matt Joyce, LF (2-for-15, double, HR, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B (2-for-12, HR, walk, 5 K’s)
  5. James Loney, 1B (5-for-20, double, HR, walk, 3 K’s)
  6. Vince Belnome, DH
  7. Kevin Kiermaier, RF
  8. Ryan Hanigan, C (0-for-1, walk, K)
  9. Cole Figueroa, 2B

P: Erik Bedard