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.

Jonny Venters is back in the majors

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The Rays announced on Wednesday that the club purchased the contract of lefty reliever Jonny Venters from Triple-A Durham. The 33-year-old hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012 due to a continuous battle with arm injuries. The Rays note that he has undergone two and a half Tommy John surgeries, which is a number that seems to be in dispute.

Venters signed a minor league contract with the Rays in December. With Durham so far this season, he gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and five walks with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Before the injuries, Venters was among the best relievers in 2010-11. In those two seasons, he posted a combined 1.89 ERA with 189 strikeouts and 82 walks in 171 innings.