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Giants vs. Tigers lineups: Gerald Laird replaces Alex Avila at catcher

The Detroit Tigers scratched starting catcher Alex Avila in favor of Gerald Laird.

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Tigers' lineup will be challenged with solving Matt Cain's pitching in order to stay alive in Sunday's Game 4 of the World Series. The San Francisco Giants' starter has a postseason ERA of 1.83, and the Tigers will send out a lineup with one major change from Saturday's Game 3 loss.

Gerald Laird will be batting last in the order and catching for Detroit starting pitcher Max Scherzer. The move was a last-minute change from catcher Alex Aliva, who was left out of the lineup because of a sore right arm, according to The Associated Press. Avila was hit on the arm by a foul-tip in Game 1 of the World Series.

For the Giants, designated hitter Hector Sanchez will be replaced by Ryan Theriot.

San Francisco Giants

1. Angel Pagan, CF
2. Marco Scutaro, 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
4. Buster Posey, C
5. Hunter Pence, RF
6. Brandon Belt, 1B
7. Gregor Blanco, LF
8. Ryan Theriot, DH
9. Brandon Crawford, SS

Detroit Tigers

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. Omar Infante, 2B
9. Gerald Laird, C