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ALCS Game 3 lineups: Yankees vs. Tigers

Oct 16, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Tigers, in Detroit:

1. Brett Gardner, LF           1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Ichiro Suzuki, RF           2. Quintin Berry, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B           3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
4. Robinson Cano, 2B           4. Prince Fielder, 1B
5. Raul Ibanez, DH             5. Delmon Young, DH
6. Russell Martin, C           6. Andy Dirks, RF
7. Eric Chavez, 3B             7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Curtis Granderson, CF       8. Alex Avila, C
9. Eduardo Nunez, SS           9. Omar Infante, 2B

SP Phil Hughes, SP             SP Justin Verlander, RH

Joe Girardi has shaken up the Yankees’ lineup yet again. Alex Rodriguez is benched in favor of Eric Chavez, Eduardo Nunez takes over for Jayson Nix as Derek Jeter‘s replacement, and Brett Gardner draws the leadoff assignment while pushing Nick Swisher to the bench. Robinson Cano, despite his struggles, is hitting cleanup. That’s a helluva group to trot out versus Justin Verlander, although it’s not like Girardi has a ton of appealing options right now.

Jim Leyland is sticking with his standard lineup against right-handers after Detroit scored three runs off Hiroki Kuroda in Game 2.

The first pitch is scheduled for 8:00 ET, so feel free to hang out in the comments section.

  1. ezthinking - Oct 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM


    • El Bravo - Oct 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM


      • pinkfloydprism - Oct 16, 2012 at 5:52 PM


      • Brian Donohue - Oct 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM


    • stabonerichard - Oct 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM


      • ponsonbybritt - Oct 16, 2012 at 6:35 PM


  2. bigharold - Oct 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Nunez at SS. I guess Girardi is pulling out all the stops for offense. I hope “Manos de Piedra” doesn’t give back more than he adds.

  3. historiophiliac - Oct 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Wow, even the Yankees version of a punk is old. Oh, well, if you don’t have a Trout or Harper, make due with Gardner.

    For you non-narrative types out there, it’s like this:

    29:40 as 19:29

  4. heathater4lifeson - Oct 16, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Swisher can be a-rod’s wingman tonight

  5. yankeesgameday - Oct 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    No Jeter. No Arod. This is the lineup of the future, Yankee fans.

  6. andylucksneck - Oct 16, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    The yankmes getting swept is the universe’s way of telling Texiera that he is a scum bag for spurning Baltimore. Yankees suck!

    • djpostl - Oct 16, 2012 at 6:18 PM

      You. Are. An. Idiot.

      He was never going to Baltimore. He never expressed the slightest desire, let alone that he would give a “hometown discount”.

      From his days in COLLEGE he was as blunt as anyone could ever be. He said that if/when he hit FA it would be a business decision & nothing more.

      It was all the bullshit conjecture of some local hacks, probably Gary Thorne.

      Get over it.

    • cervellirules - Oct 16, 2012 at 6:25 PM

      Wouldn’t the message have been stronger in the ALDS against Baltimore? Or before 2009 when Tex was part of a team that won the World Series?

  7. djpostl - Oct 16, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Oh Lord. NunE6z at SS. This should be interesting.

  8. bravojawja - Oct 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    What are the odds the US soccer team outscores the Yankees tonight?

  9. historiophiliac - Oct 16, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    That’s 3!

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