ALDS Game 1: Tigers vs. Athletics lineups

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The American League’s number two and three offenses will go at it shortly. Can each team’s respective ace limit the offense? Grab your popcorn.

The game is scheduled for a 9:30 PM EDT start.

Tigers:

Austin Jackson, CF

Torii Hunter, RF

Miguel Cabrera, 3B

Prince Fielder, 1B

Victor Martinez, DH

Alex Avila, C

Omar Infante, 2B

Andy Dirks, LF

Jose Iglesias, SS

 

Starting: RH Max Scherzer

 

Athletics:

Coco Crisp, CF

Jed Lowrie, SS

Josh Donaldson, 3B

Brandon Moss, DH

Yoenis Cespedes, LF

Josh Reddick, RF

Stephen Vogt, C

Daric Barton, 1B

Eric Sogard, 2B

 

Starting: RH Bartolo Colon

The Red Sox are calling up Rafael Devers

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Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox are calling up third base prospect Rafael Devers. He’ll be in Seattle for the start of the three-game set between the Sox and Mariners.

Devers, 20, is the top prospect in the Boston system according to MLB Pipeline. He has spent most of his season with Double-A Portland, where he hit .300/.369/.575 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI in 320 plate appearances. He was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket after the All-Star break. In eight games with Pawtucket, Devers hit .355/.412/.581 with two home runs and four RBI.

There is still just over a week until the non-waiver trade deadline, but perhaps the Red Sox seem confident Devers can be the answer to the third base problem.

Stephen Strasburg exited Sunday’s start with an apparent injury

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It’s not a good day if you’re a star starting pitcher. First Clayton Kershaw, now Stephen Strasburg. The Nationals’ right-hander lasted only two innings in Sunday’s start against the Diamondbacks, leaving with an apparent injury. Strasburg held the D-Backs to a hit and three walks with two strikeouts without allowing a run. Matt Grace relieved him in the third inning.

Including Strasburg’s two innings on Sunday, he’s carrying a 3.25 ERA with a 141/37 K/BB ratio in 121 2/3 innings.

The Nationals should pass along word on Strasburg’s condition shortly.