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ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

Oct 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS, set for a 4:00 p.m. ET first pitch in New York:

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

SP Anibal Sanchez, RH           SP Hiroki Kuroda, RH

Tigers manager Jim Leyland is sticking with his customary lineup against right-handed pitching, which means Avisail Garcia will open on the bench and Berry will get the start in left field. Dirks is in right.

For the Yankees — playing in their first postseason game without Derek Jeter since 1995 — there are quite a few lineup changes. Ichiro jumps up to the leadoff spot and Martin gets bumped to fifth. Ibanez bats cleanup. Nix is expected to start in Jeter’s place at shortstop for the remainder of the 2012 postseason.

The game will be broadcast on TBS. Consider this post an open thread.

  1. hojo20 - Oct 14, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    It will be a raucous crowd of 25,000 at today’s game.

  2. libertynchurch - Oct 14, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Yankees without Jeter saves me money. No need to go to the local sportsbar this afternoon to watch the Yankees and NY Giants at San Fran. Stay home, watch my GMen defeat the Niners, and track the Yankees on a webcast.

  3. stex52 - Oct 14, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    You can’t like the Yankees’ chances for the series. But in any game, baseball probably stands up better than other sports to losing one player. Everyone will miss Jeter in there, but who knows how the game will go?

  4. libertynchurch - Oct 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Cano totally off his game. Affected by PED rumors?

  5. historiophiliac - Oct 14, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    If this game goes to extra innings because there’s no score, it will be pathetic. My beer belly doesn’t need a lot of OT.

  6. jordanismyidol - Oct 15, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Go tigers!

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