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.
MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig‘s one-game suspension has been rescinded. Instead, he will make a charitable donation. The alternative “punishment” was agreed to by Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association.
Puig was suspended one game two weeks ago after flipping off some hecklers at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Puig showed remorse after the game, saying, “I stooped to their level.”
Entering Tuesday night’s action, Puig was batting .251/.331/.458 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI in 287 plate appearances.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre picked a good time to hit his 450th home run. With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the ninth inning, Beltre took the first pitch he saw from closer Cody Allen for a ride, sending it into the left field seats at Progressive Field to break the tie.
The Rangers would go on to win 2-1. Beltre finished 2-for-4. He now has 2,969 career hits, leaving him 31 shy of becoming the 31st member of the 3,000 hit club.
On the season, Beltre is hitting .303/.373/.562 with five home run sand 22 RBI in 102 plate appearances.