Tigers Lineup For Game 5 Includes A Surprise

Tigers manager Jim Leyland, who has managed in the major leagues for 20 seasons and is in his seventh postseason, has a surprise for us in his lineup for Game 5 against the Yankees:

1. Austin Jackson – R – CF
2. Don Kelly – L – 3B
3. Delmon Young – R – LF
4. Miguel Cabrera – R – 1B
5. Victor Martinez – S – DH
6. Magglio Ordonez – R – RF
7. Alex Avila – L – C
8. Jhonny Peralta – R – SS
9. Ramon Santiago – S – 2B

Don Kelly is starting at third base and batting second. Kelly, originally drafted as a shortstop, played quite a bit of short and third in the minors, but has been primarily an outfielder in the majors. He did start 41 games at third base this season, but just six of those were in the Tigers’ last 38 games.

Leyland has also scattered several left-handed and switch-hitters through the lineup that will face Ivan Nova. Ryan Raburn and Wilson Betemit won’t start, but in Leyland’s platoon system both have a pretty good chance of getting in the game.

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