A’s/Tigers Game 5 Lineup Changes

TigersA'sTigers manager Jim Leyland has made a big change, benching slick-fielding rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias and shifting Jhonny Peralta back to shortstop after playing him out of position in left field with some ugly results.

Don Kelly steps into the lineup for Iglesias, which is the latest in a long line of Leyland putting an awful lot of faith in the 34-year-old career .229 hitter.

Tigers Lineup:
CF Austin Jackson
RF Torii Hunter
3B Miguel Cabrera
1B Prince Fielder
DH Victor Martinez
SS Jhonny Peralta
C Alex Avila
2B Omar Infante
LF Don Kelly

SP Justin Verlander

A’s manager Bob Melvin has also made some changes, led by benching Eric Sogard and starting Alberto Callaspo at second base. Yoenis Cespedes also moves into the cleanup spot, with Brandon Moss sliding down in the lineup.

Athletics Lineup:
CF Coco Crisp
3B Josh Donaldson
SS Jed Lowrie
LF Yoenis Cespedes
DH Seth Smith
1B Brandon Moss
2B Alberto Callaspo
RF Josh Reddick
C Stephen Vogt

SP Sonny Gray

Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports

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