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For starters, Rays at Tigers, in the chill




UPDATE, 12:16: DH Luke Scott remained sidelined due to tightness in his left hamstring, and it doesn't sound good for him to play during this series in Detroit. Scott got a cortisone shot on Monday and said he'll see how he feels in a day or two. ... Maddon said with Scott out his choices for the final two spots in the lineup came down to Jeff Keppinger, Stephen Vogt and Reid Brignac and he went for the better  defensive alignment with Brignac at SS and S-Rod at 2B, and then chose Keppinger over Vogt as the DH. ... The rotation shift of having James Shields pitch Wednesday and Jeff Niemann was done for three reasons, Maddon said: To keep Shields on his regular schedule, to give Niemann an extra day for his blister to heal and to have Shields pitch the April 16 11 a.m. marathon game in Boston rather than Niemann, who has poor numbers in day games. 

UPDATE, 12:13: Tigers lineup:

Jackson cf
Boesch rf
Cabrera 3b
Fielder 1b
Young lf
Raburn dh
Peralta ss
Laird c
Worth 2b

UPDATE, 10:52: Rays lineup:
Jennings cf,
Pena 1b,
Longoria 3b,
Joyce lf,
Zobrist rf,
Keppinger dh,
S-Rod 2b,
Molina c,
Brignac ss,
Moore p
BREAKING: The Rays are here at chilly Comerica Park for their first road game of the season, with rookie LHP Matt Moore on the mound.

The weather forecast is not kind, with highs only in the low 40s, a "feels-like" in the 30s and the potential for rain and possible snow showers.

These are the only two undefeated teams in the AL. The Tigers are starting Rick Porello.

Lineups when available.



[Last modified: Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:40am]


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