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ALCS Game 4 lineups: Rangers vs. Tigers

Oct 12, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the Rangers-Tigers series:

   TEXAS RANGERS                DETROIT TIGERS
1. Ian Kinsler, 2B           1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Elvis Andrus, SS          2. Ryan Raburn, RF
3. Josh Hamilton, CF         3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Michael Young, 1B         4. Victor Martinez, DH
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B         5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Mike Napoli, C            6. Alex Avila, C
7. Nelson Cruz, RF           7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. David Murphy, LF          8. Ramon Santiago, 2B
9. Yorvit Torrealba, DH      9. Brandon Inge, 3B

SP Matt Harrison, LHP        SP Rick Porcello, RHP

Yorvit Torrealba made just his second start of the playoffs behind the plate last night as Mike Napoli moved to designated hitter to get a game off from catching, but today Napoli is back at catcher and Torrealba stays in the lineup at DH despite a .309 on-base percentage and .399 slugging percentage this season. David Murphy returns to the lineup in left field, with Endy Chavez resuming his little-used bench role following his lone start of the postseason. Adrian Beltre will play through his knee injury.

Delmon Young was a last-minute scratch from yesterday’s game because of his oblique injury, but he’s back in there against a left-hander today. Jim Leyland did move him from No. 3 to No. 5, at least. And with a southpaw on the mound Brandon Inge starts over Don Kelly at third base and Ryan Raburn moves into the No. 2 spot. Victor Martinez is playing despite injuring his oblique last night and the 4-5-6 of Martinez, Young, and Alex Avila are all at significantly less than full strength.

  1. CJ - Oct 12, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    I can’t believe you posted the Rangers-Tigers lineups before the Cards-Brewers lineups (regardless of the fact that the ALCS game is first). You do realize they play tonight, right? Do you not know that now that the Phillies, Red Sox, and Yankees have been elimited, that the Cardinals are now the most important team left?

    I expect at least a 2:1 ratio (Cards stories to all other teams stories) for the remainder of their playoff run. And no this does not count the Pujols: Will He Stay or Will He Go subplots, lest I will be cancelling my free subscription. Thank you for your cooperation.

    /sarcasm

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