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Tigers vs. Twins lineups: Scherzer out, Smyly in for Detroit

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer has been scratched from his scheduled start on Friday night against the Minnesota Twins, as the AL's leader in strikeouts per nine innings has a strained deltoid. Drew Smyly (4-3, 4.24 ERA) will start in his place.

Scherzer won't throw again until he is fully recovered, according to's Jason Beck (via Bless You Boys), which means the remainder of the season is in jeopardy for the 28-year-old righty.

Scott Diamond (12-8, 3.64 ERA) will be on the mound for Minnesota. Here are the full lineups:


1. Austin Jackson CF
2. Omar Infante 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera 3B
4. Prince Fielder 1B
5. Delmon Young DH
6. Jhonny Peralta SS
7. Andy Dirks LF
8. Avisail Garcia RF
9. Gerald Laird C


1. Denard Span CF
2. Ben Revere RF
3. Joe Mauer C
4. Justin Morneau 1B
5. Ryan Doumit DH
6. Trevor Plouffe 3B
7. Matt Carson LF
8. Eduardo Escobar 2B
9. Pedro Florimon SS

The Tigers used this exact lineup last weekend against Diamond and the Twins. It didn't work extremely well, though, as Detroit lost that game, 10-4. First pitch for Friday's game is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.