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Friday, September 5, 2014

Lineups for Game 1 of the Detroit Tigers' interleague series against Giants

It's the first time the two teams have met since the 2012 World Series.

The Giants, who have gone 8-9 against the American League this year, are coming off a series in Colorado where they dropped two of three games, but still have won 10 of their last 15 games, and sit two games behind the National League West-leading Dodgers. San Francisco is currently in the first NL Wild Card slot.

Detroit went 11-7 in its recent stretch where 15 of 18 games were on the road. The Tigers are one game behind the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central standings, and a half-game up on Seattle for the second AL Wild Card slot.

Here are Friday's lineups:

Ian Kinsler, 2B
Torii Hunter, RF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
JD Martinez, LF
Nick Castellanos, 3B
Bryan Holaday, C
Eugenio Suarez, SS
Rajai Davis, CF

Pitcher: Rick Porcello (15-9, 3.10 ERA)

Hunter is back in the starting lineup for the first time since Wednesday, when he fouled a ball off his foot. Miguel Cabrera (ankle) hasn't missed a game since a day off Sunday, but spent the last four games as the team's designated hitter. Alex Avila hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game after taking a second foul tip of the night off his mask.

Angel Pagan, CF
Joe Panik, 2B
Buster Posey, C
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Hunter Pence, RF
Gregor Blanco, LF
Travis Ishikawa, 1B
Adam Duvall, DH
Brandon Crawford, SS

Pitcher: Jake Peavy, RHP (3-4, 2.66 ERA)


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