ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

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Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS, set for a 4:00 p.m. ET first pitch in New York:

DETROIT TIGERS                  NEW YORK YANKEES
1. Austin Jackson, CF           1. Ichiro Suzuki, LF
2. Quintin Berry, LF            2. Robinson Cano, 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B           3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Prince Fielder, 1B           4. Raul Ibanez, DH
5. Delmon Young, DH             5. Russell Martin, C
6. Andy Dirks, RF               6. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS           7. Curtis Granderson, CF
8. Alex Avila, C                8. Nick Swisher, RF
9. Omar Infante, 2B             9. Jayson Nix, SS

SP Anibal Sanchez, RH           SP Hiroki Kuroda, RH

Tigers manager Jim Leyland is sticking with his customary lineup against right-handed pitching, which means Avisail Garcia will open on the bench and Berry will get the start in left field. Dirks is in right.

For the Yankees — playing in their first postseason game without Derek Jeter since 1995 — there are quite a few lineup changes. Ichiro jumps up to the leadoff spot and Martin gets bumped to fifth. Ibanez bats cleanup. Nix is expected to start in Jeter’s place at shortstop for the remainder of the 2012 postseason.

The game will be broadcast on TBS. Consider this post an open thread.

Red Sox Triple-A team to ban people named Tyler and Austin from stadium on May 5 and 6 as part of promotion

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The Pawtucket Red Sox, obviously the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox, have come up with an interesting promotion for the weekend of May 5 and 6, when they host the Yankees’ Triple-A team from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This, of course, references last week’s benches-clearing fracas between the Red Sox and Yankees that involved Joe Kelly and Tyler Austin. Kelly slid hard into second base, which upset Brock Holt. The benches emptied as the two jawed at each other, but no punches were thrown. Later in the game, Kelly threw at Austin and the benches emptied again. Punches were thrown this time and both players were given suspensions.

The major league Red Sox visit the Yankees May 8-10. As far as we’re aware, people named Joe or Kelly are allowed to attend.