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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lineups/matchups for Tigers vs. Twins, Sept. 11

Detroit Tigers (83-62):
(career vs. Diamond in parentheses)
Austin Jackson, CF (.333, 1-for-3)
Magglio Ordonez, RF (.250, 1-for-4)
Delmon Young, LF (.000, 0-for-3)
Miguel Cabrera, 1B (1.00, 3-for-3)
Victor Martinez, DH (.500, 1-for-2)
Ryan Raburn, 2B (.667, 2-for-3)
Jhonny Peralta, SS (.000, 0-for-3)
Brandon Inge, 3B (.500, 1-for-2)
Omir Santos, C (n/a)

Starting pitcher:
Doug Fister, RHP (7-3, 3.17 overall; 4-1, 2.64 ERA with Tigers)
Career vs. Twins: 0-4, 4.10 ERA (Has not faced MIN as a member of Tigers)

Minnesota Twins (59-86):
(career averages vs. Fister in parentheses)
Jason Repko, RF (.000, 0-for-2)
Trevor Plouffe, SS (n/a)
Joe Mauer, DH (.000, 0-for-8)
Danny Valencia, 3B (.125, 1-for-8) (late scratch)
SUB: Luke Hughes, 3B (n/a)
Chris Parmelee, 1B (n/a)
Joe Benson, CF (n/a)
Rene Tosoni, LF (n/a)
Matt Tolbert, 2B (.000, 0-for-5)
Drew Butera, C (n/a)

Starting pitcher:
Scott Diamond, LHP (1-3, 4.56 ERA)
Career vs. Tigers: 0-1, 5.68 ERA in one start

Tigers vs. Twins in 2011: 13-4
at Comerica: 6-2
at Target Field: 7-2

Playoff push:
Magic number: 9
Win streak: 8
Divisional lead: 9.5

Links to Saturday's coverage:
NOTEBOOK: Tigers need Scherzer to find consistency in delivery for playoff drive
GAME STORY: Tigers walk-off again, keep pedal to the metal to avoid drama of '09
COLUMN: The top 10 most memorable moments of the Tigers season to date
VIDEO: Brandon Inge and Max Scherzer talk about another walk-off win

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