July 31st, 2014

Thursday’s lineups: Tigers vs. White Sox

As we wait to see what the Tigers do before this afternoon’s nonwaiver trade deadline, there’s still a game to be played. And with John Danks seemingly set to make his scheduled start for the White Sox, there’s a lineup to clutter with right-handed hitters. However, Alex Avila surprisingly gets the start behind the plate for the day game after a night game.

Eugenio Suarez, meanwhile, is back in the lineup after missing Wednesday’s game with a bad lower back.

On the South Siders’ side, Paul Konerko gets the start at DH with the day game after a night game.

TIGERS (career numbers off Danks)

  1. Austin Jackson, CF (16-for-42, 2 doubles, 3 HR, 5 walks, 7 K’s)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (13-for-38, 3 doubles, 4 HR, 2 walks, 3 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (11-for-41, 2 doubles, HR, 7 walks, 5 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (10-for-48, double, 3 HR, 2 walks, 5 K’s)
  5. Torii Hunter, RF (15-for-49, 2 doubles, 3 HR, 4 walks, 7 K’s)
  6. J.D. Martinez, LF (0-for-3, K)
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B (3-for-5, double, walk, K)
  8. Alex Avila, C (7-for-25, 2 doubles, walk, 4 K’s)
  9. Eugenio Suarez, SS (0-for-0, 2 walks)

P: Drew Smyly

WHITE SOX (career numbers against Smyly)

  1. Adam Eaton, CF
  2. Alexei Ramirez, SS (3-for-7, double, triple, K)
  3. Jose Abreu, 1B (1-for-3, HR, 2 K’s)
  4. Dayan Viciedo, LF (3-for-7, HR, K)
  5. Paul Konerko, DH
  6. Gordon Beckham, 2B (2-for-4, double, walk, K)
  7. Tyler Flowers, C (0-for-2, K)
  8. Moises Sierra, RF
  9. Leury Garcia, 3B (2-for-4, double)

P: John Danks