Friday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Indians

As expected (or hoped), Victor Martinez is back in the lineup. They’re still going to proceed carefully with him, and manager Brad Ausmus said he has talked to Martinez about not taking as many swings during batting practice or in the cage between at-bats as he normally would. At this point, though, he is by all reports pain-free.

“He said he doesn’t feel anything at all,” Ausmus said.

With Martinez back, Ausmus is back to fitting four outfielders into three spots. It’ll be a luxury for tomorrow’s day-night doubleheader, but it was decision time tonight, and Rajai Davis is the odd man out. J.D. Martinez starts in left.

TIGERS (career numbers off Trevor Bauer)

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

P: Anibal Sanchez

INDIANS (career numbers vs. Sanchez)

  1. Jason Kipnis, 2B (3-for-19, double, walk, 6 K’s)
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS (5-for-20, HR, 2 walks, 6 K’s)
  3. Michael Brantley, CF (5-for-19, triple, K)
  4. Carlos Santana, 1B (4-for-18, double, triple, walk, 4 K’s)
  5. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B (3-for-12, walk, 3 K’s)
  6. Nick Swisher, DH (2-for-14, 3 walks, 8 K’s)
  7. David Murphy, RF (1-for-6, walk, 2 K’s)
  8. Yan Gomes, C (3-for-7, triple, HR, walk, 3 K’s)
  9. Chris Dickerson, LF

P: Trevor Bauer

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