Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Pirates
With no designated hitter slot, Victor Martinez returns to last week’s role as a pinch-hitter. The bottom half of the lineup moves up. Shane Greene, 0-for-5 with five strikeouts as a hitter last season, gets to bat in his first start of the season.
The Pirates were originally scheduled to start Francisco Liriano tonight, but he was scratched with hamstring discomfort yesterday. Ryan Vogelsong gets the start in his place. Thus, the Tigers miss out on a matchup against a left-hander, but a tough lefty who has fared well against them the last few years.
Note below the station changes for tonight, both TV and radio.
TIGERS (career numbers vs. Vogelsong)
- Ian Kinsler, 2B (0-for-4)
- Justin Upton, LF (9-for-28, 3 doubles, triples, 3 walks, 11 K’s)
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B (2-for-8, walk, 2 K’s)
- J.D. Martinez, RF (2-for-7, 2 doubles, K)
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C (0-for-1, 2 walks, K)
- Jose Iglesias, SS
- Anthony Gose, CF
- Shane Greene, P
PIRATES (career numbers against Greene)
- John Jaso, 1B
- Andrew McCutchen, CF (0-for-3)
- David Freese, 3B (0-for-1)
- Starling Marte, LF
- Francisco Cervelli, C (1-for-3, K)
- Gregory Polanco, RF (0-for-3)
- Josh Harrison, 2B (1-for-3)
- Jordy Mercer, SS (0-for-3)
- Ryan Vogelsong, P