July 29th, 2014

Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers vs. White Sox

Rajai Davis hasn’t been getting many starts lately, but when he’s starting, he’s getting some better spots in the lineup. He’s batting second tonight against White Sox lefty Jose Quintana, with everyone else pushed down. That means Miguel Cabrera will bat cleanup for the second time in a week.

“That’s due more to how Raj has done against Quintana,” Brad Ausmus said. “More of a matchup issue.”

Nick Castellanos was originally in the starting lineup at third base, but was scratched about an hour before game time with what the Tigers called a right index finger contusion, suffering when he was hit by a ground ball in batting practice. Cabrera moved from first base to third, Victor Martinez from DH to first base, Torii Hunter to DH and J.D. Martinez into the lineup in right field.

TIGERS (career numbers off Quintana)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (4-for-19, triple, walk, 4 K’s)
  2. Rajai Davis, LF (8-for-20, 2 doubles, HR, walk, 4 K’s)
  3. Ian Kinsler, 2B (4-for-11, double, walk, 3 K’s)
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 3B (6-for-17, double, HR, 2 walks, 3 K’s)
  5. Victor Martinez, DH 1B (4-for-12)
  6. Torii Hunter, RF DH (5-for-17, 5 K’s)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B J.D. Martinez, RF (2-for-8, 3 K’s)
  8. Bryan Holaday, C (1-for-4, K)
  9. Eugenio Suarez, SS

P: Anibal Sanchez

WHITE SOX (career numbers vs. Sanchez)

  1. Adam Eaton, CF
  2. Alexei Ramirez, SS (3-for-15, double, walk, K)
  3. Jose Abreu, 1B (1-for-3, double)
  4. Adam Dunn, DH (7-for-33, 2 doubles, 3 walks, 16 K’s)
  5. Dayan Viciedo, RF (2-for-10, double, K)
  6. Conor Gillaspie, 3B (3-for-14, double, triple, walk, 2 K’s)
  7. Gordon Beckham, 2B (3-for-6, double)
  8. Alejandro De Aza, LF (4-for-9, 2 doubles, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  9. Tyler Flowers, C

P: Jose Quintana