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

It’s pouring in Washington before the All-Star Game

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Some heavy weather moved through Washington D.C. late this afternoon, flooding dugouts at Nationals Park and sending waterfalls over the ledges of the upper decks. All a few hours before the All-Star Game.

The good news, though, is that the rains are moving out and it’s expected to be dry at game time. More good news, modern fields drain frighteningly fast, so the conditions will probably be A-OK for the game to go off on time. Indeed, a similar thing happened in Cincinnati before the 2015 All-Star Game — it was a dang monsoon — and you wouldn’t even know it by game time.

In the even things continue to be soggy and they have to postpone the game, it’ll be played tomorrow night. All signs at present, however, point to the Midsummer Classic going off as planned.

Here are some images from Washington’s monsoon:

And this, a hop, skip and a jump away from the ballpark: