Seth Smith is starting at designated hitter for Oakland on Saturday. That shifts Friday's designated hitter Brandon Moss to first base, where he will replace Daric Barton. The Athletics official Twitter account brings us their starting nine:
#Tigers lineup: Jackson 8, Hunter 9, Cabrera 5, Fielder 3, Martinez DH, Avila 2, Infante 4, Kelly 7, Iglesias 6. Verlander is starting.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) October 5, 2013
Rookie pitcher Sonny Gray will take the mound for the Athletics, squaring off against Justin Verlander. The game is scheduled to start at 9:07 p.m. ET, with coverage on TBS. Detroit won the first game of the ALDS 3-2.