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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tigers lineup vs. Rangers, Game 16: Smyly vs. Lewis

The Tigers sent out this lineup against Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis, featuring nine guys who have collectively hit .385 (32 for 92) against him, with seven homers. The game starts at 1:05 p.m., and will be broadcast on both FOX Sports Detroit and TBS, as well as on WXYT-FM (97.1).

DETROIT TIGERS (10-5, first place in the AL Central):
Austin Jackson, CF (R)
Brennan Boesch, RF (L)
Miguel Cabrera, 3B (R)
Prince Fielder, DH (L)
Delmon Young, LF (R)
Alex Avila, C (L)
Jhonny Peralta, SS (R)
Don Kelly, 1B (L)
Ramon Santiago, 2B (S)

TEXAS RANGERS (12-3, first place in the AL West):
Ian Kinsler, 2B (R)
Elvis Andrus SS (R)
Josh Hamilton, LF (L)
Michael Young, DH (R)
Nelson Cruz, RF (R)
Mike Napoli, 1B (R)
Alberto Gonzalez, 3B (R)
Craig Gentry, CF (R)

It's the final game of a four-game series, a rematch of last year's American League championship series.
The Rangers won the first game, 10-3, as Yu Darvish outpitched Tigers rookie Adam Wilk.
Friday's game was rained out, and made up as a day/night doubleheader on Saturday. The two teams split the twinbill, with the Rangers winning the opener, 10-4, and Justin Verlander pitching the Tigers to a 3-2 win in the nightcap.


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