Lineups are out for Game 1 of the season-ending series between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals. As expected, Miguel Cabrera is batting third and playing third base as he continues his chase toward the Triple Crown.
Coming into Monday's game, Cabrera holds a two-point lead over Joe Mauer for the American League lead in batting average, and is tied with Josh Hamilton for the league lead in homers with 43. Cabrera has nine more runs batted in than Hamilton, so that lead appears to be safe. It is worth noting that Cabrera is a career .352 hitter, with nine home runs and 37 runs batted in, at Kauffman Stadium.
Here are the full lineups: