Looking to shake things up, Detroit manager Jim Leyland has added a handful of left-handed bats to the Tigers' lineup for Game 3 Saturday night. Outfielders Andy Dirks and Quintin Berry will get their first starts of the series for Detroit, which trails San Francisco 2-0.
After scoring just three runs in their first two games of the World Series, Detroit manager Jim Leyland has shaken up the Tigers' lineup as they head into Game 3 Saturday against San Francisco. Here is the order which will face righty Ryan Vogelsong at Comerica Park (* indicates lefthanded hitter, # indicates switch-hitter):
1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Quintin Berry*, LF
3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
4. Prince Fielder*, 1B
5. Delmon Young, DH
6. Andy Dirks*, RF
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Alex Avila*, C
9. Omar Infante, 2B
Anibal Sanchez, P
Going against their first right-hander of the series Saturday, Leyland has added a handful of lefties to his Game 3 lineup.
Lefties Andy Dirks and Quintin Berry will get their first starts of the series, with Berry in left field, and Dirks replacing Delmon Young in right. Young moves to the designated hitter spot, as the series shifts to the American League park.
In addition, Alex Avila gets the Game 3 start after being benched in favor of Gerald Laird. Omar Infante was also dropped from the second spot in the order to No. 9, after going just 2-for-8 in the first two games of the series.