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A sometimes-irreverent look at Detroit's Boys of Summer, the Tigers, as they try to return to the top of the American League Central.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lineups for Wild Card showdown between Mariners and Tigers

The series brings Austin Jackson back to town, after last month's three-team trade. In his first dozen games in Seattle, Jackson is hitting .250 (12-for-48) with just one extra-base hit and an OPS of .579.

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

Pitcher: Rick Porcello, RHP (13-7, 3.11 ERA)

Austin Jackson, CF
Dustin Ackley, LF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Kendrys Morales, DH
Kyle Seager, 1B
Mike Zunino, C
Logan Morrison, 1B
Endy Chavez, RF
Chris Taylor, SS

Pitcher: James Paxton, LHP (2-0, 2.38 ERA)

Paxton has won his first five decision to start his big-league career, and his 1.93 ERA is the lowest in Mariners history through eight starts, better than Felix Hernandez (2.33) and Michael Pineda (2.45). As a group, the Mariners starters lead MLB with a 2.95 ERA.


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