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ALDS Game 3 lineups: Tigers vs. A’s

Oct 9, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

source: AP

Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the ALDS between the Tigers and A’s, in Oakland:

   DETROIT TIGERS                 OAKLAND A'S
1. Austin Jackson, CF          1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Omar Infante, 2B            2. Stephen Drew, SS
3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B          3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
4. Prince Fielder, 1B          4. Brandon Moss, 1B
5. Delmon Young, DH            5. Josh Reddick, RF
6. Jhonny Peralta, SS          6. Josh Donaldson, 3B
7. Andy Dirks, LF              7. Seth Smith, DH
8. Avisail Garcia, RF          8. Derek Norris, C
9. Gerald Laird, C             9. Cliff Pennington, 2B

SP Anibal Sanchez, RHP         SP Brett Anderson, LHP

Detroit is using all right-handed starting pitchers this series, which means Oakland is going with the left-handed-hitting half of manager Bob Melvin’s various platoons. Except for at catcher, where Derek Norris is back in the lineup after giving way to George Kottaras in Game 2.

Jim Leyland doesn’t platoon quite as much, but for the second straight game he’s going with the right-handed-hitting Gerald Laird behind the plate instead of the left-handed-hitting Alex Avila because the A’s are using a southpaw starter. And that southpaw starter, Brett Anderson, is pitching for the first time since injuring his oblique on September 19.

  1. darthicarus - Oct 9, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Bullshit 9pm start time. I want a House Committee Investigation into this travesty.

  2. COTorrey - Oct 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Let’s go Tigers!

  3. historiophiliac - Oct 9, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    I hope that Laird thing doesn’t bite us on the ass. If he doesn’t get any hits, you might as well play Avila and have the better defense going for you.

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