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Friday, April 13, 2012

Tigers lineup for first road game, Chicago's home opener (G7)

The Tigers will put this lineup out at U.S. Cellular Field, as Max Scherzer (0-0, 23.62 ERA) pitches against Jake Peavy (0-0, 4.50 ERA). Game time is 2:10 EDT. The game will be on FOX Sports Detroit and WXYT-FM (97.1).

Austin Jackson, CF (.435 AVG, 10H^, 9R*, 2-2B, 1-3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 BB, .536 OBP)
Brennan Boesch, RF (.222 AVG, 1R, 5 RBI)
Miguel Cabrera, 3B (.381 AVG, 6R, 9 RBI#, 1-2B, 3 HR, 5 BB, .857 SLG)
Prince Fielder, 1B (.364 AVG, 6R, 2-HR, 4 RBI, .636 SLG)
Delmon Young, LF (.286 AVG, 2R, 1 RBI, 1 SF)
Alex Avila, C (.389 AVG, 6R, 6 RBI, 1-2B, 1-3B, 2 HR, .889 SLG)
Jhonny Peralta, SS (.304 AVG, 3R, 2-2B, 4 RBI)
Andy Dirks, DH (.400 AVG, 3R, 1-2B, 1-3B, 2 RBI)
Ryan Raburn, 2B (.105 AVG, 2R)

* — tied for MLB lead
^ — tied for American League lead
# — leads American League

The Tigers are atop MLB in: Runs scored (40), AVG (.304)
They lead the AL in: Triples (3), RBI (35), OBP (.357), SLG (.483), OPS (.840), and wins (5)

NOTES: According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Tigers are the first MLB team to win at least five of their first six games of a season, without a starting pitcher earning a win. Austin Jackson has scored in each of the Tigers' first six games, the first player to do that for the team since Darrell Evans scored in the first eight games of the 1986 season.

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