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ALCS Game 1 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

Oct 13, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Yankees, in New York:

   DETROIT TIGERS              NEW YORK YANKEES
1. Austin Jackson, CF             1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Omar Infante, 2B                2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF
3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B              3. Robinson Cano, 2B
4. Prince Fielder, 1B              4. Mark Teixeira, 1B
5. Delmon Young, DH             5. Raul Ibanez, DH
6. Jhonny Peralta, SS             6. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
7. Andy Dirks, LF              7. Nick Swisher, RF
8. Avisail Garcia, RF               8. Curtis Granderson, CF
9. Gerald Laird, C               9. Russell Martin, C

SP Doug Fister, RHP             SP Andy Pettitte, LHP

Jim Leyland has seven right-handed batters in his lineup against southpaw Andy Pettitte. Avisail Garcia is playing right field over Quintin Berry while Gerald Laird will start behind the plate rather than Alex Avila. While this is Leyland’s standard lineup against southpaws, the Tigers had a pretty tough time getting anything going against Tommy Milone and Brett Anderson during the ALDS. They’ll hope for more production this time.

As we mentioned earlier, Alex Rodriguez is back in the starting lineup tonight after he was benched for the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS against the Orioles yesterday. However, he’ll slide down to the sixth spot. He batted third in the first three games of the ALDS and fifth in Game 4. Raul Ibanez remains in the DH spot with the right-hander Doug Fister on the hill for the Tigers. Meanwhile, Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin all move down a spot in the order.

First pitch is slated for 8:07 p.m. ET. Feel free to discuss the game in the comments section.

  1. jayscarpa - Oct 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    The ALDS gets Sam Holbrook – MLB sharing the love.

  2. ericellers - Oct 13, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    I really didn’t understand the great concern about CC getting the necessary rest so he could pitch twice!? I mean yes it would be a plus but chill out talking heads. I have a lot of post season faith in are rotation they did very well in the last month as sure as they did in the ALDS. Let the Yankee pitchers do their thing and I feel a breakout of offense about to happen , like just before a storm when you can smell the ozone cooking but not yet on fire?

  3. randygnyc - Oct 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Ha! TBS replaces the Oriole biased Ripken with the Yankee hating, ex Met Ron Darling in the broadcast booth for this series. And no, I’m not quite wishing throat cancer on any of them.

  4. randygnyc - Oct 13, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Cano was safe at first. Yankees should have one run, at least, on the board. With that said, the home plate ump is horrible, missing too many calls. Fister has been the recipient of most of these blown calls so far. He’s been getting squeezed enough that he or Leland ought to say something soon. The missed calls are the reason, IMO, for his elevated pitch count here in the 4th (fifty+ pitches)

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