Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Twins

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Rajai Davis returns to the lineup in center field against Kyle Gibson, who’s allowing a .244 average and .661 OPS to right-handed hitters (compared with .274 and .713 to left-handed batters). With lefty Jason Vargas starting for KC to open the weekend series, and the Tigers looking to mix things up against James Shields after last week, this has the chance to be the start of a lengthy stretch for Davis.

The Twins turn to Eduardo Nunez and his history against David Price for a start at shortstop, a position that was once Nunez’s future in New York but has not been his present in Minnesota. Aaron Hicks, author of last night’s game-winning infield hit, gets his second consecutive start in right.

TIGERS (career numbers against Gibson)

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

P: David Price

TWINS (career numbers against Price)

  1. Danny Santana, CF (0-for-4, 4 K’s)
  2. Brian Dozier, 2B (3-for-13, double, 2 HR, K)
  3. Joe Mauer, 1B (3-for-18, double, 3 walks, 5 K’s)
  4. Kennys Vargas, DH
  5. Trevor Plouffe, 3B (4-for-9, double, walk, 3 K’s)
  6. Kurt Suzuki, C (4-for-20, 2 doubles, HR, 9 K’s)
  7. Eduardo Nunez, SS (9-for-31, 2 doubles, HR, 3 walks, 3 K’s)
  8. Aaron Hicks, RF
  9. Jordan Schafer, LF

P: Kyle Gibson

1 Comment

Thanks for the daily update. Let’s see, Nolasco gets hit at about the .344 mark and pitches a shutout for 8 innings. So, if Gibson only gives up a .274 average, chances are that the Tigers can light him up tonight. And, thank you Chicago for last night’s win over KC. Now, if the Tigers can go without Nathan for a month or so….

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