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Saturday, October 5, 2013

ALDS, GAME 2: Lineups, matchups



AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
Game 2, Saturday, Oct. 5
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.
9:07 p.m. EST
Tigers lead series 1-0  [series schedule]
TV: TBS (Don Orsillo PBP, Dennis Eckersley, Buck Martinez A, David Aldridge R)
Radio: WXYT (97.1 FM) Dan Dickerson PBP, Jim Price A; WMGC (105.1 FM) Michael Kay PBP, Aaron Boone A

DETROIT TIGERS (93-69):
(AL Central champions)
Starting pitcher: Justin Verlander (13-12, 3.46 ERA)
Verlander is 3-0 in five career ALDS starts, striking out 39, walking 14 in 30.1 IP.
He's 3-0 in the postseason against Oakland, with a 2.11 ERA, 28 strikeouts, six walks.

Projected
 lineup:
(season stats in parentheses)
CF • Austin Jackson (.272, 12 HR, 49 RBI, 99 R)
RF • Torii Hunter (.304, 17 HR, 84 RBI, 90 R)
3B • Miguel Cabrera (.348, 44 HR, 137 RBI)
1B • Prince Fielder (.279, 25 HR, 106 RBI)
DH • Victor Martinez (.301, 14 HR, 83 RBI)
C • Alex Avila (.227, 11 HR, 47 RBI)
2B • Omar Infante (.318, 10 HR, 51 RBI)
LF • Don Kelly (.222, 6 HR, 23 RBI
SS • Jose Iglesias (.303, 3 HR, 29 RBI)

Note: None of the Tigers have ever faced Oakland starter Sonny Gray.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS (96-66):
(AL West champions)
Starting pitcher: Sonny Gray (5-3, 2.67 ERA)
Gray was 3-1 at home this season, with a 1.99 ERA, a 38/8 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 0.934. On the road, he was 2-2, 3.86, 29/12, 1.414.

Projected lineup:
(career stats vs. Verlander in parentheses)
CF • Coco Crisp (9-for-32, 2-2B, HR, 4 RBI, 4K)
SS • Jed Lowrie (2-for-8, 2B, 2 RBI, 2K)
3B • Josh Donaldson (4-for-16, 2K)
1B • Brandon Moss (2-for-13, HR, 2 RBI, 6K)
LF • Yoenis Cespedes (4-for-12, RBI, K)
DH • Seth Smith (2-for-15, HR, RBI, 4K)
RF • Josh Reddick (2-for-18, 2B, 8K)
C • Stephen Vogt (0-for-5, K)
2B • Eric Sogard (0-for-7, 2K) 

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