Game 102: Tigers @ Blue Jays

Miguel Cabrera tries to resurrect Gum Time.

For most of this month, Doug Fister has looked like he was back to form, but in his last start, he was a tad bit sluggish. He wasn’t terrible, by any means, but it was clear that he was fighting himself. He was ultimately defeated by a well-executed squeeze play and lack of run support. Against the Blue Jays, he is 0-2 with a 4.79 ERA in three starts. His last start against them came last year when he was still with the Mariners. He gave up five runs (four earned) in six innings on five hits, three walks, a hit batter, and four strikeouts (and for him, that’s a wild outing).

The Blue Jays counter with lefty Brett Cecil. He’s made a couple blowup starts (one against the Angels, one against the White Sox) that has inflated his ERA but he’s mostly been solid. He’s coming off two good starts in a row, one against the Yankees and the other against Oakland. He has only faced the Tigers once. Back in 2010, he gave up two runs in seven innings and walked away with a no-decision.

Lineups after the jump.

Tigers (D. Fister – R) @ Blue Jays (B. Cecil – L)

Tigers
1. Austin Jackson (R) CF
2. Omar Infante (R) 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B
4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B
5. Delmon Young (R) DH
6. Ryan Raburn (R) LF
7. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS
8. Brennan Boesch (L) RF
9. Gerald Laird (R) C

Blue Jays
1. Rajai Davis (R) DH
2. Colby Rasmus (L) CF
3. Brett Lawrie (R) 3B
4. Edwin Encarnacion (R) 1B
5. Travis Snider (L) LF
6. Yunel Escobar (R) SS
7. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
8. Jeff Mathis (R) C
9. Anthony Gose (L) RF

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