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.

Report: Brewers have made formal contract offer to Yu Darvish

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Yahoo Japan reported on Sunday (Monday there) that the Brewers have made a formal contract offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has confirmed Yahoo Japan’s report. The length of the offered contract and the value are not known at the moment.

Darvish recently said on his personal Twitter account that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins, and “one more team” have been in the running for his services. The unnamed team was believed to be the Dodgers, but it may well be the Brewers.

The Brewers could certainly use Darvish’s arm. Chase Anderson and Zach Davies currently lead the starting rotation and the club added Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo this offseason.

Darvish, 31, posted a 3.86 ERA with a 209/58 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Dodgers in the regular season last year. He faltered in the playoffs, specifically in the World Series, where he gave up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings across two starts. Darvish was apparently tipping his pitches, however, which is a correctable issue.