ALCS Game 2 starting lineups: Blue Jays vs. Indians

ALCS Game 2 starting lineups: Blue Jays vs. Indians

CLEVELAND -- Troy Tulowitzki has been moved up to fifth in the Blue Jays' batting order for Saturday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series (4 p.m. ET on TBS, as well as Sportsnet and RDS in Canada).

Catcher Russell Martin was dropped to sixth after spending most of the final two months of the regular season hitting fifth. The move comes one day after Martin went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position during the first three innings of Game 1.

Tulowitzki entered play on Saturday with seven hits in 21 at-bats during this postseason. Martin has one hit in 20 at-bats. It's a continuation of September, when Toronto's starting catcher posted a .609 OPS compared to Tulowitzki's .704.

"We've been talking for a while; as a coach or manager you sit there, and you watch every day who's hot and who's not -- that kind of thing," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "But I also believe we've been on a nice roll, winning a lot of games on a nice little streak. I've watched it and experienced it -- when things are going good, don't mess with things. Tulo has been hot, so we'll just flip those today, since we got beat last night."

Game Date Matchup TV/Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 14 CLE 2, TOR 0 video
Gm 2 Oct. 15 CLE 2, TOR 1 video
Gm 3 Oct. 17 CLE 4, TOR 2 video
Gm 4 Oct. 18 TOR 5, CLE 1 video
Gm 5 Oct. 19 CLE 3, TOR 0 video

The only other change from Game 1 was Darwin Barney starting at second and hitting ninth in place of the injured Devon Travis, who left Game 1 in the fifth because of a right knee injury.

The Indians meanwhile made a few switches, beginning at the top with Rajai Davis, who came off the bench in Game 1, leading off and playing center in Game 2. Tyler Naquin, who started in center in the opener, sat in favor of right-handed-hitting Brandon Guyer, who started in left field, with southpaw J.A. Happ getting the start for Toronto.

Blue Jays
Ezequiel Carrera, LF
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Jose Bautista, RF
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Russell Martin, C
Michael Saunders, DH
Kevin Pillar, CF
Darwin Barney, 2B

J.A. Happ, P

Rajai Davis, CF
Jason Kipnis, 2B
Francisco Lindor, SS
Mike Napoli, 1B
Carlos Santana, DH
Jose Ramirez, 3B
Brandon Guyer, LF
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF
Roberto Perez, C

Josh Tomlin, P

Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.