5/3: Indians at Tigers
Matt LaPorta will make his Major League debut today, getting the start in right field in place of Ben Francisco. Luis Valbuena is making his Indians debut, in place of the struggling Jhonny Peralta, with Asdrubal Cabrera moving over to short.
Today’s 1:05 p.m. ET game at Comerica Park will be broadcast on WKYC Channel 3 and WTAM 1100.
INDIANS (9-15): CF Grady Sizemore, SS Asdrubal Cabrera, 1B Victor Martinez, LF Shin-Soo Choo, 3B Mark DeRosa, DH David Dellucci, C Kelly Shoppach, RF Matt LaPorta, 2B Luis Valbuena. LHP Cliff Lee (1-3, 3.94).
TIGERS (12-11): CF Curtis Granderson, 2B Placido Polanco, RF Magglio Ordonez, 1B Miguel Cabrera, LF Carlos Guillen, 3B Brandon Inge, DH Ryan Raburn, SS Adam Everett, C Dane Sardinha. RHP Justin Verlander (1-2, 6.75).