Friday’s lineups: Tigers at Yankees
The bad news for Justin Verlander out of Thursday’s rainout, as I wrote last night, is that he gets washed into the spotlight of Alex Rodriguez’s chase for 3,000 hits. He’s one away, and don’t fool yourself into thinking it won’t be any big deal at all. Even people simply looking to see the crowd reaction see something here.
The good news for Verlander is that he has Victor Martinez back in the lineup trying to support him. V-Mart slides back into the cleanup spot he has owned since Prince Fielder left. Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez stay in their order, sliding one spot each. Bryan Holaday gets the start at catcher, as he was scheduled to do last night.
Reminder: Tonight is an MLB Network broadcast outside of the Detroit and New York markets.
- Anthony Gose, CF
- Ian Kinsler, 2B (1-for-5, walk, K)
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B (1-for-5, 2 walks)
- Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-4, 2 walks)
- Yoenis Cespedes, LF (2-for-9, walk, 3 K’s)
- J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-4, walk, 2 K’s)
- Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-5, triple, 2 K’s)
- Bryan Holaday, C
- Jose Iglesias, SS (4-for-6, K)
P: Justin Verlander
- Brett Gardner, LF (5-for-26, double, 3 walks, 5 K’s)
- Chase Headley, 3B (4-for-9, double, HR, 4 K’s)
- Alex Rodriguez, DH (10-for-34, double, 4 HR, 6 walks, 6 K’s)
- Mark Teixeira, 1B (3-for-40, HR, 6 walks, 13 K’s)
- Carlos Beltran, RF (1-for-10, 4 K’s)
- Didi Gregorius, SS (0-for-1, 2 walks)
- Stephen Drew, 2B (4-for-21, double, walk, 12 K’s)
- John Ryan Murphy, C
- Mason Williams, CF
P: Adam Warren