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ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Red Sox

Oct 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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Below are the starting lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Red Sox at Boston’s Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Detroit leads the best-of-seven Championship Series 1-0 after Saturday’s victory.

Detroit Tigers

CF Austin Jackson
RF Torii Hunter
3B Miguel Cabrera
1B Prince Fielder
DH Victor Martinez
SS Jhonny Peralta
C Alex Avila
2B Omar Infante
LF Don Kelly
SP Max Scherzer

Boston Red Sox

CF Jacoby Ellsbury
RF Shane Victorino
2B Dustin Pedroia
DH David Ortiz
1B Mike Carp
LF Jonny Gomes
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia
SS Stephen Drew
3B Will Middlebrooks
SP Clay Buchholz

Detroit is using the same starting lineup from last week’s ALDS Game 5 win over the A’s at Oakland’s Coliseum. It’s only the second start at shortstop for Peralta since he returned from his 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension. He had been playing primarily in left field. Jose Iglesias will be available off the bench as a pinch-runner or defensive replacement. The Red Sox, as expected, have subbed Carp for Mike Napoli at first base and Gomes for Daniel Nava in left field. We’ll have updates all night here on HBT.

  1. Reflex - Oct 13, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Good aside from the fact that they’d be better off with Castenellos in LF(is he on the post season roster?). Otherwise, its probably the best chance to win.

    • historiophiliac - Oct 13, 2013 at 7:24 PM

      It does not appear that he is on the post-season roster.

      • Reflex - Oct 13, 2013 at 8:02 PM

        I’m sure Don Kelly offered more upside… *sigh*

      • historiophiliac - Oct 13, 2013 at 8:06 PM

        You don’t have to tell me. I know Casty (hmm, I gotta come up with one for him too) is good but he has less experience than Tui. I wanted them to use Tui but his bat got cold and, well, you know how Leyland feels about having a bland white boy on the roster. *double sigh*

      • Reflex - Oct 13, 2013 at 8:16 PM

        Talent means more than experience and all of these guys have been playing since middle school at least. I’ll take inexperienced with tremendous talent over experienced and below average any day. Worst you can production expect out of someone like Casty is, well, Don Kelly.

      • Reflex - Oct 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM

        *worst case production you can expect

        Edit function?

  2. georgewashingtonsghost - Oct 13, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    I feel better with Iglesias in the lineup (or more specifically, in the field.). In Comerica, I can understand not wanting Peralta trying to man LF, but there isn’t nearly as much ground to cover in Fenway. Plus, the SS often is needed to back up the LF for plays off the Monster which is another reason to have the much rangier Iglesias at SS. And regarding the line-up, I don’t think Kelly is that much of an offensive upgrade to warrant the defensive hit caused by moving Peralta to SS. All that said, Leyland’s been doing this for a long time and he’s been pretty successful at it, so I guess I’ll cut him a bit of slack.

  3. historiophiliac - Oct 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    His Heterochromianess, y’all!

  4. face21000x - Oct 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Just for the record, fox is terrible and ruins the game.

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