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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ALCS Game 4 lineup, matchups, pregame events

Game 4, Wednesday, Oct. 16
Comerica Park, Detroit
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

First pitch: Lou Whitaker
National Anthem: Marvin Sapp
Game ball delivery: U.S. Air Force staff sergeant Christian Manuel, a Troy native, who has served in the Air Force since 2002, and earned the Humanitarian Service Medal and the National Defense Medal.

(AL Central champions)
Starting pitcher: Doug Fister
2013 regular season: 14-9, 32 GS, 208.2 IP, 3.67 ERA, 169K/44BB, 1.308 WHIP
2013 postseason: 0-0, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 4.50 ERA, 1K/1BB, 1.333 WHIP
2013 at Comerica: 8-5, 15 GS, 101.1 IP, 3.55 ERA, 74K/17BB, 1.313 WHIP
Career vs. Boston: 2-4, 8 GS, 43.1 IP, 4.36 ERA, 25K/15BB, 1.569 WHIP

Starting lineup
(Stats vs. Peavy in parentheses)
RF • Torii Hunter (7-for-16, 2B, 3B, HR, 7 RBI, 2K)
3B • Miguel Cabrera (13-for-45, 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 14K)
1B • Prince Fielder (10-for-36, 4-2B, 2 RBI, 10K)
DH • Victor Martinez (2-for-7, HR, 3 RBI)
LF • Jhonny Peralta (7-for-34, 3-2B, HR, 3 RBI, 8K)
C • Alex Avila (4-for-21, 2B, HR, RBI, 5K) 
2B • Omar Infante (1-for-5, K)
CF • Austin Jackson (9-for-28, 2-3B, HR, 3 RBI, 9K)
SS • Jose Iglesias (has not faced)

The Tigers obviously juggled their lineup quite a bit, dropping Austin Jackson from the leadoff spot to No. 8, and moving everyone else up. Click HERE for a story on the move, and HERE to read more quotes on how it may impact the lineup.

(AL East champions)
Starting pitcher: Jake Peavy
2013 regular season: 12-5 (4-1 w/ Boston), 23 GS, 144.2 IP, 4.17 ERA, 121K/36BB, 1.147 WHIP
2013 postseason: 0-0, 1 GS, 5.2 IP, 1.59 ERA, 3K/0BB, 0.882 WHIP
Career vs. Tigers: 4-5, 12 GS, 76.1 IP, 4.83 ERA, 78K/22BB, 1.205 WHIP

Starting lineup:
(Stats against Fister in parentheses)
CF • Jacoby Ellsbury (3-for-8, 2-2B, 2 RBI, 1K/3BB)
RF • Shane Victorino (4-for-5, HR, 3 RBI)
2B • Dustin Pedroia (3-for-13, 2 RBI, BB)
DH • David Ortiz (5-for-20, 2-2B, RBI, 5K/2BB)
1B • Mike Napoli (2-for-14, 2K/2BB)
LF • Daniel Nava (5-for-12, 3-2B, 2 RBI)
C • Jarrod Saltalamacchia (5-for-11, 2-2B, 2 RBI, K)
SS • Stephen Drew (1-for-9, 2 K)


Blogger Unknown said...

This is terrible. Should be Hunter, Peralta, V Mart, Miggy, Fielder to start.

October 16, 2013 at 3:40 PM 
Blogger Unknown said...

This is common for perpetual losers. They panic & choke with unnecessary changes

October 16, 2013 at 4:19 PM 

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