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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tigers lineup vs. White Sox, Game 9: Sale vs. Porcello

The Detroit Tigers (5-3) try to snap a two-game losing streak in Sunday's series finale with the first- place White Sox (5-2), sending Rick Porcello to the mound vs. first-year starter Chris Sale. Here's the lineup the Tigers will use (including Brandon Inge's first start of the season):

Here's manager Jim Leyland's explanation for Inge at DH, Raburn in RF, courtesy of Tom Gage of the Detroit News (@Tom_Gage on Twitter): "Boesch not in vs LHP so Raburn in RF and Santiago at 2B cuz as only extra SS, he can't DH ... day off for Boesch vs LHP because two more lefties in first 2 games at KC - mgr felt it was the right time to sit him."

Make sense? Either way, here's the lineup:

Austin Jackson, CF
(.433 AVG, 5 EBH, 6BB, .528 OBP, 1.228 OPS)
Ramon Santiago, 2B
(0-for-6, 2K)
Miguel Cabrera, 3B
(.286 AVG, 7R, 3HR, 9 RBI, .643 SLG)
Prince Fielder, 1B
(.345 AVG, 6R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, .552 SLG)
Delmon Young, LF
(.280 AVG, 3R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .367 OBP)
Ryan Raburn, RF
(.080 AVG, 2R, 6K)
Jhonny Peralta, SS
(.267 AVG, 3R, 3-2B, 4 RBI, 7K)
Brandon Inge, DH
(no stats)
Gerald Laird, C
(1-for-5, 1 RBI)

(Lineup courtesy @BaseballPress on Twitter.)


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