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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tigers lineup vs. Rangers, Game 13: Wilk vs. Darvish

The Tigers and Rangers meet in the regular season for a four-game set, playing out a rematch of last year's American League Championship series. The Tigers have won 16 of their last 20 regular-season games at Comerica against the Rangers, as well as two of three in the ALCS.
Detroit is off to its best 12-game start since the World Series championship year of 1984 (they were 11-1 that year), and entered the day in a three-way tie for the third-best record in baseball. Of course, they were sitting behind two red-hot teams — Texas (10-2) and the Washington Nationals (10-3)

While the Rangers send much-hyped import Yu Darvish to the mound, the Tigers counter with rookie Adam Wilk, who's making his second career start.

Austin Jackson, CF (R)
Brennan Boesch, RF (L)
Miguel Cabrera, 3B (R)
Prince Fielder, 1B (L)
Delmon Young, DH (R)
Alex Avila, C (L)
Don Kelly, LF (L)
Jhonny Peralta, SS (R)
Ramon Santiago, 2B (S)

Ian Kinsler, 2B (R)
Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
Josh Hamilton, LF (L)
Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
Michael Young, DH (R)
Nelson Cruz, RF (R)
Mike Napoli, 1B (R)
Yorvit Torrealba, C (R)
Craig Gentry, CF (R)


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