The Detroit Tigers are set to take on the Cleveland Indians for the second game in a three-game set, after dropping the first one 5-3. Detroit jumped ahead 3-1 when Alex Avila hit a three-run home run, but they were ultimately unable to hold them off and couldn't produce anything beyond that.
They'll be in a rough place in game two as well, with Austin Jackson out of the lineup and not playing centerfield. Jackson isn't healthy, and the team announced on Tuesday that they would recall outfielder Quintin Berry from Triple-A Toledo. Brian Britten announced the team's lineups for game two on Twitter:
Tonight's lineup: Berry 8, Dirks 7, Cabrera 5, Fielder 3, Young dh, Boesch 9, Peralta 6, Santiago 4, Laird 2. Fister is starting. #tigers— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) May 23, 2012
Berry will be making is major league debut batting first in the lineup. He signed with the Tigers this offseason, and was hitting .270 with 18 runs and 11 runs batting in over 39 appearances with the Mud Hens. He struck out 46 times and had 22 walks, but his speed is easily his biggest weapon. We'll see if he's able to use it when the game gets started at 7:05 p.m. eastern.