July 21st, 2014

Monday’s lineups: Tigers at Diamondbacks

Miguel Cabrera makes his third start at third base this season, and his first since April 11. That opens up first base for Victor Martinez, getting him into the lineup without the DH slot and without having to put him behind the plate. We’ll see if this happens again during this three-game series, because Martinez is not going to catch.

The big surprise is in the outfield, where J.D. Martinez gets the night off. Rajai Davis and Torii Hunter start in the corners, leaving Torii Hunter to bat fifth and Eugenio Suarez sixth (!!!). Bryan Holaday again starts against the left-hander.

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

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Victor Martinez, 1B
  5. Torii Hunter, RF
  6. Eugenio Suarez, SS
  7. Bryan Holaday, C
  8. Rajai Davis, LF
  9. Justin Verlander, P

DIAMONDBACKS (career numbers off Verlander)

  1. David Peralta, CF
  2. Aaron Hill, 2B (4-for-13, 2 doubles, 2 K’s)
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  4. Miguel Montero, C (0-for-3, K)
  5. Mark Trumbo, LF (1-for-6, 2 K’s)
  6. Gerardo Parra, RF (2-for-3, 2 doubles, K)
  7. Martin Prado, 3B (2-for-3, double)
  8. Didi Gregorius, SS
  9. Vidal Nuno, P
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