July 11th, 2014

Friday’s lineups: Tigers at Royals


Victor Martinez is out of the lineup once again, which suggests it’s looking more and more likely he sits through the weekend, which puts his All-Star game status in doubt. He can wait until Sunday to decide that last part, but one would expect that MLB would appreciate as much lead-in time as possible so that whoever would replace him can make travel plans.

Rajai Davis, however, is back in the Tigers starting lineup, playing left field and batting ninth against Royals lefty Danny Duffy.

TIGERS (career numbers against Duffy)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (3-for-17, double, HR, 4 walks, 5 K’s)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (2-for-9, HR, walk, K)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (5-for-16, 3 doubles, 6 walks, 4 K’s)
  4. J.D. Martinez, RF (1-for-3, HR, K)
  5. Torii Hunter, DH (0-for-5, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-6)
  7. Eugenio Suarez, SS (0-for-2)
  8. Bryan Holaday, C (0-for-6, 3 K’s)
  9. Rajai Davis, LF (1-for-7, double, walk, K)

P: Anibal Sanchez

ROYALS (career numbers off Sanchez)

  1. Nori Aoki, RF
  2. Lorenzo Cain, CF (3-for-13)
  3. Eric Hosmer, 1B (3-for-19, K)
  4. Salvador Perez, C (0-for-12, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
  5. Billy Butler, DH (6-for-18, 2 doubles, walk, 3 K’s)
  6. Mike Moustakas, 3B (2-for-12, double, 3 walks, 3 K’s)
  7. Omar Infante, 2B (3-for-21, walk, 3 K’s)
  8. Jarrod Dyson, LF (2-for-16, 4 K’s)
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS (5-for-18, 3 K’s)

P: Danny Duffy