ALDS Game 4 lineups: Yankees vs. Tigers

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Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the Yankees-Tigers series, scheduled for 8:37 p.m. EDT tonight:

   NEW YORK YANKEES              DETROIT TIGERS
1. Derek Jeter, SS            1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Curtis Granderson, CF      2. Ramon Santiago, 2B
3. Robinson Cano, 2B          3. Delmon Young, LF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B         4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Mark Teixeira, 1B          5. Victor Martinez, DH
6. Nick Swisher, RF           6. Don Kelly, RF
7. Jorge Posada, DH           7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Russell Martin, C          8. Alex Avila, C
9. Brett Gardner, LF          9. Wilson Betemit, 3B

SP A.J. Burnett RHP           SP Rick Porcello, RHP

The only changes from Game 3 are in Detroit’s lineup, with Kelly playing over Magglio Ordonez and Betemit starting over Brandon Inge.  Kelly gets the nod in the sixth spot even though he hit .245/.291/.381 this season. He is 2-for-4 in the postseason, though.

Miguel Cabrera is being sued for reduced child support payments

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Tigers first baseman/DH Miguel Cabrera is being sued by a woman from Orlando, Florida who claims that he “unilaterally” reduced the amount of his monthly child support payments, Tony Paul of The Detroit News reports. Cabrera, who has three children with his wife Rosangel, also had two children with Belkies Mariela Rodriguez in 2013 and 2015.

Cabrera pays more than $6,200 per month in child support and helped Rodriguez purchase a nearly $1 million house. Rodriguez’s attorney calls Cabrera’s monthly payments “inadequate” because her children don’t quite have the same standard of living as Cabrera’s three children with Rosangel. Cabrera’s legal team accused Rodriguez of “embarking on a mission to extort additional moneys to be used for her benefit under the guise of child support.”

Cabrera, 34, signed an eight-year, $248 million contract extension with the Tigers in March 2014, which officially began in 2016. He made $22 million in 2014-15, $28 million in 2016-17, and will earn $30 million from 2018-21 and $32 million in 2022-23.

Along with reduced child support payments, Rodriguez alleges Cabrera left her “high and dry” when it came to monthly expenses with the house he helped her purchase.

Cabrera has requested that the judge recuse herself from his case, as her husband has a title with Rodriguez’s lawyers’ law firm following a merger. He is scheduled to be questioned under oath during a videotaped deposition on Thursday in Orlando. Rodriguez is scheduled for her deposition on Friday.

Cabrera is not the only player to find himself embroiled in such a case. Bartolo Colon was also sued for back child support for a “secret family” last year.