Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS between the Tigers and Yankees, set to get underway this afternoon around 3:00 p.m. ET:
DETROIT TIGERS NEW YORK YANKEES
1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Magglio Ordonez, RF 2. Curtis Granderson, CF
3. Delmon Young, LF 3. Robinson Cano, 2B
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Victor Martinez, DH 5. Mark Teixeira, 1B
6. Alex Avila, C 6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS 7. Jorge Posada, DH
8. Wilson Betemit, 3B 8. Russell Martin, C
9. Ramon Santiago, 2B 9. Brett Gardner, LF
SP Max Scherzer, RHP SP Freddy Garcia, RHP
The Tigers have switched things up a bit following their poor Game 1 showing. Santiago replaces Ryan Raburn at second base and Betemit will start at the hot corner in place of Game 1 starter Brandon Inge.
The Yanks are featuring the same lineup that netted them a 9-3 Game 1 victory. They hold a 1-0 series lead.
Pirates infielder Gift Ngoepe, just called up from Triple-A Indianapolis, singled in his first major league at-bat on Wednesday evening against Cubs starter Jon Lester. It was a well-struck ground ball up the middle in the bottom of the fourth inning. Unfortunately for him, the Pirates could not bring him around to score.
Ngoepe, who was pinch-hitting, stayed in the game to play second base.
Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday due to inflammation in his right elbow. He had a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday and is currently awaiting a third opinion from Dr. James Andrews, Craig Grialou of Arizona Sports reports. That he’s getting a third opinion seems to imply that Miller’s elbow issue is rather serious.
Miller, 26, hasn’t been able to catch a break since joining the Diamondbacks. Last year’s nightmarish season included a finger injury stemming from mechanical woes and a brief demotion to the minor leagues. In 20 starts in the majors last year, Miller posted an ugly 6.15 ERA. This year, his ERA is a mediocre 4.09 over four starts.
The Diamondbacks called up Zack Godley to take Miller’s spot in the rotation. There was some speculation that it would be Archie Bradley instead, but he’s been working out of the bullpen.