Jim Leyland, long criticized by armchair managers for being a stick in the mud and resistant to change, has shuffled his starting lineup! Most notably, Austin Jackson has been dropped to #9, while Miguel Cabrera has been moved up to bat in the 2 hole! Will these moves pay dividends? It remains to be seen, but I guess when you’re not scoring you have to try something.
Doug Fister (0-0, 4.50 ERA) will start for the Tigers, while Jake Peavy (0-0, 1.59 ERA) will start for the Red Sox.
Lineups after the jump