Tigers shake up lineup for Game 4

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):

Austin Jackson, CF
Quintin Berry, LF *
Miguel Cabrera, 3B
Prince Fielder, 1B *
Delmon Young, DH
Andy Dirks, RF *
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Alex Avila, C *
Omar Infante, 2B

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.

A's starter A.J. Griffin had a rough time with the Tigers in his only start against them, September 18 in Detroit; Fielder, Cabrera and Peralta all homered off him.

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.

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