ALDS Game 5 lineups, matchups (Peralta starting at SS)
The big news is Peralta starting at shortstop, which would seemingly be a downgrade in defense from Jose Iglesias. But here's the thing about that:
Verlander has induced two ground balls each in last 3 starts, and there have been ZERO putouts at first base (on a groundout; Fielder caught a foul fly) when he's been in. Iglesias has started two of those last three Verlander starts, and there have been two total shortstop assists in those three games (both after JV left).
1B • Brandon Moss (2-for-15, HR, 2 RBI, 8K)
2B • Alberto Callaspo (4-for-19, 4K)