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.

Yusmeiro Petit pitched shortly after his mother passed away on Monday

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Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit found out his mother passed away on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports. Petit decided to pitch anyway, turning 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, limiting the Rangers to just one hit.

Manager Bob Melvin said, “I was amazed. Didn’t expect it.”

It’s admirable — though certainly not expected — when a player pitches shortly after suffering a personal loss. Some people like adhering to their routine while grieving.

Petit was added to the bereavement list on Tuesday. He will spend some time away from the team for the funeral. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Petit family.