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Monday: Tigers at Indians

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Andy Dirks, RF
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Wilson Betemit, 3B
  9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

P: Doug Fister

Saturday: Tigers vs. White Sox

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, cf
  2. Andy Dirks, rf
  3. Delmon Young, lf
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1b
  5. Victor Martinez, dh
  6. Alex Avila, c
  7. Jhonny Peralta, ss
  8. Carlos Guillen, 2b
  9. Wilson Betemit, 3b

P: Brad Penny

WHITE SOX

  1. Juan Pierre, LF
  2. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  3. Paul Konerko, 1B
  4. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  5. Dayan Viciedo, DH
  6. Alex Rios, CF
  7. Alejandro De Aza, RF
  8. Brent Morel, 3B
  9. Gordon Beckham, 2B

P: Gavin Floyd

Friday: Tigers vs. White Sox

Magglio Ordonez, 15-for-29 lifetime off John Danks, gets the start in right field. Carlos Guillen, 7-for-16 off Danks, does not start at second base. That goes to Ramon Santiago, who surprisingly has not faced Danks in his career.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Ramon Santiago, 2B
  9. Brandon Inge, 3B

P: Justin Verlander

WHITE SOX

  1. Juan Pierre, LF
  2. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  3. Paul Konerko, 1B
  4. A.J. Pierzynski, DH
  5. Dayan Viciedo, RF
  6. Alejandro De Aza, CF
  7. Tyler Flowers, C
  8. Brent Morel, 3B
  9. Gordon Beckham, 3B

P: John Danks

Wednesday: Tigers vs. Royals

The Tigers had an abrupt adjustment in approach when starting pitcher Felipe Paulino was scratched with back spasms. Nate Adcock gets the start, but it doesn’t change the approach. Ramon Santiago gives Jhonny Peralta a day off at shortstop, while Don Kelly starts in right field.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Ramon Santiago, SS
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Wilson Betemit, 3B
  8. Ryan Raburn, 2B
  9. Don Kelly, RF

P: Rick Porcello

ROYALS

  1. Alex Gordon, LF
  2. Melky Cabrera, CF
  3. Billy Butler, DH
  4. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
  6. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  7. Johnny Giavotella, 2B
  8. Salvador Perez, C
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS

P: Nathan Adcock

Tuesday: Tigers vs. Royals

Ryan Raburn said his jammed finger is feeling fine now, and he’s back in the lineup to give the Tigers another right-handed bat against Royals lefty Jeff Francis. Magglio Ordonez gets the start in right field for the same purpose.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Ryan Raburn, 2B
  9. Brandon Inge, 3B

P: Doug Fister

ROYALS

  1. Alex Gordon, LF
  2. Melky Cabrera, CF
  3. Billy Butler, DH
  4. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
  6. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  7. Johnny Giavotella, 2B
  8. Salvador Perez, C
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS

P: Jeff Francis

Monday: Tigers vs. Royals

Sounds like Ryan Raburn is still out with that finger injury, and Brennan Boesch is still unavailable. Don Kelly gets the start in right field.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Ramon Santiago, 2B
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Wilson Betemit, 3B
  9. Don Kelly, RF

P: Max Scherzer

ROYALS

  1. Alex Gordon, LF
  2. Melky Cabrera, CF
  3. Billy Butler, DH
  4. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
  6. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  7. Johnny Giavotella, 2B
  8. Salvador Perez, C
  9. Alcides Escobar, SS

P: Luke Hochevar

Thursday: Tigers at Rays

Brennan Boesch is out of the lineup today, and judging by Jim Leyland’s remarks, he’s a little worse than day-to-day with the sprained right thumb.

“I don’t want to paint a bleak picture,” Leyland said Thursday morning, “but I don’t think it’s too good.”

With Boesch out and Miguel Cabrera on paternity leave, Leyland looked for ways to keep Alex Avila in the starting lineup. He debated using him at DH, but the team medical staff said Victor Martinez wasn’t ready for first base. He debated using Avila at first base, but worried about him getting injured on a freak play at a position he hasn’t played since college.

Eventually, Leyland decided to bite the bullet and give Avila a total day off.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Ramon Santiago, 2B
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Wilson Betemit, 3B
  6. Don Kelly, 1B
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Ryan Raburn, RF
  9. Omir Santos, C

P: Doug Fister

RAYS

  1. Desmond Jennings, CF
  2. Johnny Damon, DH
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  5. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  6. Matt Joyce, RF
  7. Sam Fuld, LF
  8. Sean Rodriguez, SS
  9. Kelly Shoppach, C

P: Jeremy Hellickson

Wednesday: Tigers at Rays

Pretty standard lineup going against Wade Davis. That now includes Ramon Santiago at second base.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Wilson Betemit, 3B
  9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

P: Max Scherzer

RAYS

  1. Desmond Jennings, CF
  2. Johnny Damon, DH
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  5. Matt Joyce, RF
  6. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  7. Sam Fuld, LF
  8. John Jaso, C
  9. Reid Brignac, SS

P: Wade Davis

Tuesday: Tigers at Rays

Remember when Jim Leyland said last weekend that one reason for calling up Inge now rather than Sept. 1 was that they have a lot of left-handed starters ahead? Well, this is one of those days. And David Price is probably the best of the lefties they’re going to face.

Thus, Magglio Ordonez, Ryan Raburn and Brandon Inge are in. Brennan Boesch, Ramon Santiago and Wilson Betemit are off. Jhonny Peralta is 0-for-9 off Price, as is Miguel Cabrera. Victor Martinez is back at DH after missing last night’s game with back spasms.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Ryan Raburn, 2B
  9. Brandon Inge, 3B

P: Brad Penny

RAYS

  1. Desmond Jennings, CF
  2. Johnny Damon, DH
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Ben Zobrist, RF
  5. Matt Joyce, LF
  6. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  7. Sean Rodriguez, 2B
  8. Kelly Shoppach, C
  9. Reid Brignac, SS

P: David Price

Monday: Tigers at Rays

Justin Verlander and Jeff Niemann went two picks apart in the 2004 draft. Now they get a matchup against each other.

Not many numbers for the Tigers against Rays starter Jeff Niemann, though Delmon Young is 4-for-10 off him. The bigger difference is the splits: Left-handed batters hit .257 with a .712 OPS off Niemann through his 16 starts so far this season, compared with .226  and .646 from the right side. Thus, you see Ramon Santiago and Wilson Betemit starting tonight.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Delmon Young, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Wilson Betemit, 3B
  9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

P: Justin Verlander

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