Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Indians

tigerpitcherlogoTIGERS (career numbers off Josh Tomlin)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (8-for-24, 2 doubles, HR, walk, K)
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF (1-for-4)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (8-for-22, double, HR, 4 walks, K)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (5-for-23, double, 3 HR, 3 walks, 2 K’s)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (5-for-20, 2 doubles, 6 K’s)
  6. Justin Upton, LF (2-for-12, double, 2 K’s)
  7. Steven Moya, RF
  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C (4-for-7, double, HR, 2 walks, K)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (1-for-7, K)

P: Michael Fulmer

clevelandlogo2INDIANS (numbers off Fulmer’s last meeting)

  1. Carlos Santana, 1B (1-for-3, double, K)
  2. Jason Kipnis, 2B (1-for-3, K)
  3. Francisco Lindor, SS (1-for-3, K)
  4. Mike Napoli, DH (2-for-3, HR)
  5. Jose Ramirez, LF
  6. Lonnie Chisenhall, RF (0-for-2, K)
  7. Juan Uribe, 3B (1-for-2, walk)
  8. Tyler Naquin, CF
  9. Chris Gimenez, C (1-for-2, HR, K)

P: Josh Tomlin

Tuesday’s lineups (updated): Tigers at Indians


What was a familiar Tigers lineup against Carlos Carrasco became a little jumbled when Nick Castellanos was scratched with flu-like symptoms. Former Indian Mike Aviles gets the start at third base, batting seventh, while Justin Upton and Steven Moya move up in the batting order.

Indians, meanwhile, shuffle a bit, moving Carlos Santana back to the leadoff spot and Yan Gomes to ninth.

tigerhitterlogoTIGERS (career vs. Carrasco)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (7-for-30, 3 doubles, walk, 6 K’s)
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF (1-for-4, double, K)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (10-for-28, double, HR, 3 walks, 7 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (6-for-26, 2 doubles, walk, 2 K’s)
  5. Justin Upton, LF (1-for-6, HR, 2 K’s)
  6. Steven Moya, RF
  7. Mike Aviles, 3B (3-for-13, double, HR, K)
  8. James McCann, C (0-for-8, 4 K’s)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (4-for-11, double, walk, 3 K’s)

P: Anibal Sanchez

clevelandblueslogoINDIANS (career numbers off Sanchez)

  1. Carlos Santana, DH (7-for-25, double, triple, HR, 5 walks, 6 K’s)
  2. Jason Kipnis, 2B (5-for-30, double, walk, 9 K’s)
  3. Francisco Lindor, SS (2-for-6, double, walk)
  4. Mike Napoli, 1B (6-for-15, 2 doubles, 2 HR, 4 walks, 5 K’s)
  5. Jose Ramirez, 3B (1-for-4)
  6. Lonnie Chisenhall, RF (6-for-22, triple, walk, 4 K’s)
  7. Rajai Davis, LF (4-for-15, 2 doubles, walk, 5 K’s)
  8. Tyler Naquin, CF (1-for-6, double, 3 K’s)
  9. Yan Gomes, C (7-for-16, double, triple, 2 HR, walk, 3 K’s)

P: Carlos Carrasco

 

Monday’s lineups: Tigers at Indians

Almost forgot about these …

TIGERS (career numbers off Salazar)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (7-for-24, HR, 4 walks, 3 K’s)
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF (1-for-2, walk)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (9-for-29, double, 2 HR, 2 walks, 10 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (7-for-28, double, HR, walk)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (5-for-24, 2 doubles, HR, 7 K’s)
  6. Justin Upton, LF (0-for-4, walk, 2 K’s)
  7. Steven Moya, RF (2-for-3, walk)
  8. James McCann, C (6-for-12, triple, walk, 2 K’s)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (2-for-10, walk, K)

P: Daniel Norris

INDIANS (numbers vs. Norris)

  1. Rajai Davis, CF
  2. Jason Kipnis, 2B (0-for-2)
  3. Francisco Lindor, SS
  4. Mike Napoli, 1B (0-for-1)
  5. Carlos Santana, DH (1-for-2)
  6. Jose Ramirez, LF
  7. Yan Gomes, C
  8. Juan Uribe, 3B
  9. Abraham Almonte, RF

P: Danny Salazar

Sunday’s lineups: Tigers at Rays


Chris Archer had his shortest start of the season against the Tigers May 22 at Comerica Park, roughed up for six runs on eight hits in three innings and 77 pitches. Three of those hits came from Miguel Cabrera, who returns to Detroit’s lineup after a day off Saturday. Andrew Romine, who had an RBI triple off Archer in that game, gets the start in center field, giving Cameron Maybin (who had three RBIs in that game) a day off.

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tigers1901logoTIGERS (career numbers off Archer)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (2-for-18, double, walk, 6 K’s)
  2. Jose Iglesias, SS (1-for-4, walk)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (4-for-10, HR, 2 walks, K)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (2-for-11, 3 K’s)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (3-for-12, double, 5 K’s)
  6. Justin Upton, LF
  7. Steven Moya, RF (0-for-2, K)
  8. James McCann, C (0-for-2, K)
  9. Andrew Romine, CF (4-for-8, triple, 2 walks, 2 K’s)

P: Mike Pelfrey

devilraylogoRAYS (career numbers vs. Pelfrey)

  1. Logan Forsythe, 2B (0-for-5, K)
  2. Brad Miller, SS (0-for-3)
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B (4-for-8, double, HR, walk, K)
  4. Logan Morrison, 1B (2-for-15, double, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
  5. Brandon Guyer, CF
  6. Steven Souza Jr., RF
  7. Corey Dickerson, DH
  8. Nick Franklin, LF (0-for-1, 2 walks)
  9. Curt Casali, C

P: Chris Archer

Saturday’s lineups: Tigers at Rays


Brad Ausmus said earlier this week he has been trying to find opportunities to give Miguel Cabrera a day off. Saturday’s late afternoon start after a night game is the day, and it’s a day totally out of the lineup rather than simply getting out of the field at designated hitter. Jarrod Saltalamacchia starts at first base, with Victor Martinez staying at DH against Rays rookie left-hander Blake Snell.

“I had told [Cabrera] I was going to give him one of these weekend days off,” Ausmus said. “I’m not worried about Miggy facing a lefty or a righty, but he’s had a little bit of success in limited at-bats against [Sunday’s Rays starter] Archer, so just went that route.”

The Rays bring back Steven Souza Jr. from the disabled list and put him in right field, moving Oswaldo Arcia to left and Nick Franklin out of the lineup. Former Tigers farmhand Curt Casali, he of the two-homer games against the Tigers here last year, gets behind the plate.

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

tigerpitcherlogoTIGERS

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF
  3. Victor Martinez, DH
  4. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  5. Justin Upton, LF
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 1B
  7. Mike Aviles, RF
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

P: Justin Verlander

sunraylogoRAYS (career numbers vs. Verlander)

  1. Logan Forsythe, 2B (1-for-3, K)
  2. Brad Miller, SS (0-for-3, K)
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B (7-for-28, double, triple, HR, walk, 6 K’s)
  4. Logan Morrison, 1B (0-for-2, K)
  5. Brandon Guyer, CF
  6. Steven Souza Jr., RF
  7. Corey Dickerson, DH (0-for-4, K)
  8. Oswaldo Arcia, LF (0-for-5, walk, K)
  9. Curt Casali, C (0-for-3, 2 K’s)

P: Blake Snell

 

 

Friday’s lineups: Tigers at Rays


Mike Aviles returns to the lineup in right field against lefty Drew Smyly, as does James McCann — he of the two home runs off his former college teammate — at catcher. On the Rays side, former infield prospect Nick Franklin gets the Aviles-type role, starting in left field with Desmond Jennings out.

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

tigerslogoTIGERS (career numbers off Smyly)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (5-for-13, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF (3-for-3, HR)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (0-for-5, walk)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-2, walk)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (2-for-6, double, K)
  6. Justin Upton, LF (0-for-3, K)
  7. Mike Aviles, RF (2-for-11, double, 2 K’s)
  8. James McCann, C (4-for-5, 2 HR)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (0-for-6, 2 K’s)

P: Michael Fulmer

rayslogoRAYS (numbers vs. Fulmer)

  1. Logan Forsythe, 2B
  2. Brad Miller, SS (1-for-3, double)
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B (1-for-3, HR, 2 K’s)
  4. Logan Morrison, 1B (0-for-3, 2 K’s)
  5. Brandon Guyer, CF (1-for-3, double, 2 K’s)
  6. Corey Dickerson, DH (0-for-3, K)
  7. Nick Franklin, LF
  8. Oswaldo Arcia, RF (1-for-2, K)
  9. Hank Conger, C

P: Drew Smyly

Notes and quotes from Thursday’s comeback

Here’s what the record books and stat sheet said about the Tigers’ comeback Thursday night at Tampa Bay:

  • According to STATS, it’s the Tigers’ seventh win in the last 100 years after trailing by five or more runs in the ninth. The last time was Sept. 21, 2013, when they turned a 6-0 deficit in the ninth into a 7-6 win in the 12th. Detroit hit for the cycle in the ninth, including an Andy Dirks three-run homer off Nate Jones.
  • It’s the first time since July 7, 1922 that the Tigers scored eight or more runs after entering the ninth inning down five or more runs. Detroit won that game over the Washington Senators.
  • It’s the largest deficit the Tigers have overcome in a win at any point in a game July 8, 2014, when they turned a 5-0 deficit to the Dodgers into a 14-5 win. It’s the largest deficit the Tigers have overcome to win on the road since May 15, 2012, when they turned a 6-0 game against the White Sox into a 10-8 victory.
  • It’s the highest-scoring ninth inning the Tigers have posted since August 8, 2001. You might remember the 13-run ninth inning that game in a 19-6 win.
  • It’s the fourth win by a Major League team over the last five seasons when trailing by five or more runs in the ninth. Teams were 3-2779 in those situations entering today.

Here’s what the Tigers said about their comeback:

  • Brad Ausmus: “Nothing stood out. It just kept rolling and rolling. When they put it in play, it just kept going between infielders or between outfielders, or in front of the outfielders. We just kept getting hits, or mixing in a walk.”
  • Ian Kinsler: “You’re just trying to get the run in any way you can, whether it’s a sac fly, a walk, whatever it may be. You’re just trying to get that run in and tie the game so you continue to play. After that, Cam took care of the rest.”
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia: “You have to pass the baton to the next guy. No one went up there trying to hit a home run. Everyone went up there just trying to get on base, let the next guy do his job. That’s a great way of playing.”
  • Cameron Maybin: “You’re not really thinking about trying to rally. You’re just thinking about doing the job and trying to pass the baton. Everybody went up there giving good at-bats, quality at-bats, not trying to do too much. Fortunately enough, we continued to fight, never quit. That’s what it’s about.”
  • Maybin: “I think as they start to chip away and you see runs going up and no outs going up on the board, guys started believing and guys started chirping a little bit louder, started to gravitate closer towards the field. You can feed off that as a player. Those are the types of situations are what you play the game for, to be in those crunch-time situations. It’s a great feeling to get a W after being down like that.”
  • Kinsler: “When it starts with Cam, you’re just trying not to be the last out. We all know that our offense is explosive and anything can happen. When you’re down 7-2, obviously the odds aren’t in our favor, but no one wants to make the last out, and we continued to fight.”

Thursday’s lineups: Tigers at Rays


There are two artificial turf fields left in the Majors. The Tigers will play eight games on them over the next 11 days, beginning tonight at Tampa Bay. In past years, this would be an issue that required player rest for a few guys, usually veterans. That doesn’t appear to be a concern right now, even with Steven Moya coming off a sore knee.

“He’ll get his days here and there anyway,” Brad Ausmus said.

Moya doesn’t sound particularly worried about it, either. He played at Tropicana Field during one of those end of Spring Training exhibitions last year, so he knows the surface.

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

tigerroarlogoTIGERS (career numbers off Odorizzi)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (2-for-10, 3 K’s)
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF (2-for-5, double)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (2-for-4, double, 2 walks, K)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-5, double, walk, K)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-8, walk, 2 K’s)
  6. Justin Upton, LF
  7. Steven Moya, RF
  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C (0-for-2)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (1-for-4)

P: Jordan Zimmermann

devilraylogoRAYS (career numbers vs. Zimmermann)

  1. Logan Forsythe, 2B (0-for-6, walk, K)
  2. Brad Miller, SS (0-for-3)
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B (2-for-8, 2 K’s)
  4. Logan Morrison, 1B (4-for-20, double, 3 HR, walk, 8 K’s)
  5. Brandon Guyer, RF (1-for-4)
  6. Corey Dickerson, LF (2-for-3, double, HR)
  7. Desmond Jennings, CF (0-for-2, K)
  8. Oswaldo Arcia, DH
  9. Hank Conger, C

P: Jake Odorizzi

Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Marlins

Steven Moya returns to the Tigers lineup, his sore knee feeling good enough to play again. He takes his usual spot. Meanwhile, Jarrod Saltalamacchia gets one more start against the team that paid him to go away last year. He hit a grand slam in Miami back in April.

Gameday | TV: FSD, MLB Network, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, MLB Gameday Audio

84tigerslogoTIGERS (career numbers off Tom Koehler)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF (3-for-8, 2 doubles, K)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (2-for-3)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-1)
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  6. Justin Upton, LF (6-for-16, triple, HR, 2 walks, 5 K’s)
  7. Steven Moya, RF
  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (0-for-2)

P: Daniel Norris

marlinsoldlogoMARLINS

  1. Ichiro Suzuki, DH
  2. Martin Prado, 3B
  3. Christian Yelich, LF
  4. Marcell Ozuna, CF
  5. Giancarlo Stanton, RF
  6. Chris Johnson, 1B (1-for-1, walk vs. Norris)
  7. Derek Dietrich, 2B
  8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
  9. Jeff Mathis, C

P: Tom Koehler

Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Marlins

Steven Moya remains out (Update: Brad Ausmus said Moya being out is more about the matchup than his sore knee). Mike Aviles starts again in right. The Marlins use their DH slot for Giancarlo Stanton, who’s batting .371 (13-for-35) with two homers and eight RBIs over his last nine games. Marcell Ozuna, who missed time over the weekend with a sore left wrist, returns to the lineup in center.

tigerslogoTIGERS

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Cameron Maybin, CF (1-for-3, walk, 2 K’s vs. Adam Conley)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  6. Justin Upton, LF
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Mike Aviles, RF
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

P: Mike Pelfrey

marlins logoMARLINS (career numbers off Pelfrey)

  1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
  2. Martin Prado, 3B (10-for-22, 6 doubles, HR, 3 walks, 3 K’s)
  3. Christian Yelich, LF
  4. Marcell Ozuna, CF
  5. Giancarlo Stanton, DH (9-for-19, 2 doubles, 2 HR, 4 walks, K)
  6. Justin Bour, 1B
  7. Derek Dietrich, 2B
  8. J.T. Realmuto, C
  9. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS

P: Adam Conley

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