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ALCS Game 6 lineups: Tigers vs. Rangers

Oct 15, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 6 of the Tigers-Rangers series:

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

SP Max Scherzer, RHP        SP Derek Holland, LHP

No big changes for the Tigers this evening, as Jim Leyland has merely flipped Alex Avila and Brandon Inge in the order. Avila has struggled this postseason while battling pain in both of his knees, but connected for a solo home run off C.J. Wilson in the Game 5 win on Thursday. Ryan Raburn homered off Derek Holland back in Game 2.

The Rangers originally had Endy Chavez at designated hitter, which was an odd decision considering his reputation as a strong defender, but Ron Washington apparently came to his senses and swapped him with David Murphy. Also of note, Michael Young will get the start at first base after Mitch Moreland started there in Game 5. Yorvit Torrealba, who was the designated hitter in Game 5, is on the bench.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Oct 15, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Why does Ron Washington continue to bat Young 4th?

    • Kyle - Oct 15, 2011 at 5:04 PM

      That’s a great question.

  2. rambodiaz - Oct 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Because he has 2000 hits and his mvp-iness.

  3. rambodiaz - Oct 15, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Or maybe because he’ll have a monster 3rd inning…

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