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Saturday, October 12, 2013

ALCS Game 1 lineups and matchups (Sanchez vs. Lester)

Game 1, Saturday, Oct. 12
Fenway Park, Boston, Mass.
8:07 p.m. EST 
TV: FOX (Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal, Erin Andrews)
Radio: WXYT (97.1 FM) Dan Dickerson PBP, Jim Price A; WMGC (105.1 FM) Jon Sciambi PBP, Chris Singleton A (Satellite: Sirius 209, XM 89)
Umpires: Joe West (CC), Dale Scott, Rob Drake, Dan Iassogna, Ron Kulpa, Alfonso Marquez

(AL Central champions)
Starting pitcher: Anibal Sanchez (14-8, 2.57 ERA)

All time series: 957-1026-13
All time at Boston: 432-562-6
All time at Detroit: 526-464-7
(All regular-season totals; teams have never met in playoffs)

Starting lineup:
(stats vs. Lester in parentheses)
CF • Austin Jackson (4-for-14, 2B, 2K)
RF • Torii Hunter (13-for-30, 3-2B, HR, 4 RBI, 4K)
3B • Miguel Cabrera (10-for-19, 2-2B, HR, 3 RBI, 5 BB, K)
1B • Prince Fielder (4-for-15, RBI, 3K)
DH • Victor Martinez (6-for-14, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 2BB)
LF • Jhonny Peralta (8-for-27, 2-2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7K) 
2B • Omar Infante (2-for-6)
C • Alex Avila (3-for-6, 2B, RBI, 2K)
SS • Jose Iglesias (1-for-3, 2B, 2K)

(AL East champions)
Starting pitcher: Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75 ERA)

Starting lineup:
(stats against Sanchez in parentheses)
CF • Jacoby Ellsbury (has not faced)
RF • Shane Victorino (10-for-43, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 7K)
2B • Dustin Pedroia (has not faced)
DH • David Ortiz (3-for-3, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI)
1B • Mike Napoli (has not faced)
LF • Daniel Nava (has not faced)
SS • Stephen Drew (5-for-20, 3B, 3 RBI, 4K)
3B • Will Middlebrooks (has not faced)
C • David Ross (2-for-11, 3K)


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