Thursday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Athletics

When Brad Ausmus switched up his lineup yesterday, he was asked if it was a temporary fix.

“If we score eight runs tonight, it’s not going to be a temporary fix,” Ausmus said before last night’s 9-4 win. “You’ll see a similar lineup tomorrow.”

Aside from Jarrod Saltalamacchia getting back behind the plate, it is indeed the same batting order, with J.D. Martinez hitting second and Justin Upton fifth.

The rain is falling on Comerica Park this morning, but the forecasts suggest it’ll either move out around game time or be reduced to more of a drizzle. Even so, it’s shaping up as a chilly afternoon with temperatures in the mid-40s.

Gameday | TV: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, MLB Gameday Audio

tigerslogoTIGERS (career numbers vs. Chris Bassitt)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (2-for-8)
  2. J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-6, K)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (1-for-7, double, K)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (2-for-4, double, 3 walks)
  5. Justin Upton, LF
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-4)
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. Jose Iglesias, SS
  9. Anthony Gose, CF

P: Anibal Sanchez

athleticslogoATHLETICS (career numbers off Sanchez)

  1. Billy Burns, CF (1-for-4, triple)
  2. Jed Lowrie, 2B (2-for-19, 2 walks, 3 K’s)
  3. Josh Reddick, RF (3-for-16, 2 HR, walk, 4 K’s)
  4. Khris Davis, DH (0-for-2)
  5. Stephen Vogt, C (3-for-9, walk, 3 K’s)
  6. Mark Canha, LF (1-for-2, walk)
  7. Chris Coghlan, 3B (2-for-3, HR, K)
  8. Yonder Alonso, 1B
  9. Marcus Semien, SS

P: Chris Bassitt


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Nick has done really well at the plate this year – nice to see! And good to see our bats have woken up recently! Looks like a miserable day at the ballpark though, gotta be cold there.

3-4 from Oakland is a good start to a little streak of our own. Anabal defied all odds by winning handily after giving up 7 walks. Of course 18 of his outs were by strikeouts; baseball, what a strange game. Other than the walks, one of the best played games of the year;good base running; solid defense and timely hitting. Way to go Tigers.
1. Nick has another good plated day; he walks again and drives the ball well.
2. Julio’s catch in the 8th. inning was a solid defensive play. Base running too.
3. Gose’s bomb gave us real separation in the game. Good for him.
Kudos to Ian, Julio, Miggy, Nick, and Ryan. 24 hours and it’s Fulmer Time.

Nice to see a well played game . Hope they can keep it up. Nothing to complain about after today’s win.

Nice to hear these very positive comments. I missed the game.
Joe Jim in Lakeland has thrown 7 IP: 12 Ks, 3 walks, ONE hit and no runs allowed

Castellanos Babip remains at 417. His regression is not over yet. It is too early to tell how real is his bating average

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