The Detroit Tigers lost Game 3 Tuesday to the Oakland Athletics, but still stand just one win away from advancing to the American League Championship Series. They've made a couple of changes in both personnel and lineup order for Wednesday's Game 4 (* indicates left-handed hitter):
Several changes have been made: Avila in place of Gerald Laird at catcher and Quintin Berry in place of Avisail Garcia. Garcia played right field Tuesday; Andy Dirks will switch from left to right field Wednesday and Quintin Berry will play left and bat second. Omar Infante, who hit in the No. 2 spot Tuesday, drops to ninth.
For the Tigers, Max Scherzer gets the start; this is a pitching rematch of that September 18 game, which Scherzer had to leave after two innings with shoulder fatigue.