Father’s Day lineups: Tigers at Yankees
The Tigers are now 5-17 all-time in regular-season games at the new Yankee Stadium, but they haven’t been swept in a series there since 2009. In order to avoid this one, they’re going to need to find a way to put runs across against Masahiro Tanaka and hope that Anibal Sanchez can keep the ball in the park against a Yankees lineup that is finding the right-field seats with regularity this weekend. This always set up as the toughest matchup of the series for Detroit, and it looms even bigger now.
Nick Castellanos gets a second consecutive game off as Andrew Romine starts again. Bryan Holaday gets behind the plate for the second time this series, a surprising choice given the chemistry Sanchez and James McCann seemingly developed over the last few starts.
Apologies to those of you who tuned in to MLB Network last night’s game looking for Tigers-Yankees and found Giants-Dodgers instead. Turns out Tigers-Yankees was an alternate broadcast, so it was on the West Coast. The way the game turned out, of course, this might not have been a bad thing for you. It’s listed as the primary game today, so those of you out of market who want to tune in should be able to do so.
- Rajai Davis, CF
- Ian Kinsler, 2B (0-for-3)
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B (0-for-2, walk)
- Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-2, sac fly)
- Yoenis Cespedes, LF (3-for-7, walk, K)
- J.D. Martinez, RF (2-for-3, 2 doubles, K)
- Bryan Holaday, C
- Andrew Romine, 3B
- Jose Iglesias, SS
P: Anibal Sanchez
- Brett Gardner, CF (1-for-6)
- Didi Gregorius, SS (2-for-4, HR, walk)
- Alex Rodriguez, DH (0-for-6, 2 K’s)
- Mark Teixeira, 1B (1-for-4, double)
- Brian McCann, C (9-for-35, 2 doubles, HR, 4 walks, 6 K’s)
- Garrett Jones, RF (2-for-12, double, 3 K’s)
- Chris Young, LF (2-for-16, double, 7 K’s)
- Stephen Drew, 2B (5-for-30, triple, 2 walks, 10 K’s)
- Brendan Ryan, 3B (2-for-3, K)
P: Masahiro Tanaka