Tigers-Orioles Game 2 ALDS lineups

Here are the starting lineup for Friday's American League Division Series Game 2 (noon ET on TBS) between the Tigers and Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.


As was the case with their Game 1 lineup, the Tigers had to wait until the last minutes to see how center fielder Rajai Davis was feeling before they could determine how their starting nine would shake out.

Once again, manager Bras Ausmus deemed the speedster ready to play, and the Tigers will be hoping Davis can spark them to a victory to even the series at a game apiece. Davis, battling a pelvic ligament strain suffered Saturday, went 1-for-3 from his usual nine-hole spot on Thursday before being replaced late by Ezequiel Carrera. Davis is 1-for-3 with a strikeout in his career against Wei-Yin Chen.

The only change in Friday's lineup is third baseman Nick Castellanos batting sixth, flip-flopping with catcher Alex Avila, who will bat seventh. The two combined to go 1-for-8 on Thursday.

2B Ian Kinsler
RF Torii Hunter
1B Miguel Cabrera
DH Victor Martinez
LF J.D. Martinez
3B Nick Castellanos
C Alex Avila
SS Andrew Romine
CF Rajai Davis


After making a powerful statement in Game 1 on Thursday afternoon, the Orioles are going with largely the same lineup in Game 2 against Justin Verlander and the Tigers.

It being a quick turnaround with an early day game following a late-afternoon game, Caleb Joseph is in at catcher, batting eighth instead of Nick Hundley. Hundley went 0-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout on Thursday. Joseph, a rookie, is making his first career playoff appearance, and is 1-for-2 in three career at-bats against Detroit.

Verlander, who brings a 7-5 postseason record and 3.28 ERA to the table (4-0, 1.79 in the ALDS), made two starts against the O's this season. He combined to throw 14 innings, surrendering seven earned runs on 11 hits.

RF Nick Markakis
LF Alejandro De Aza
CF Adam Jones
DH Nelson Cruz
1B Steve Pearce
SS J.J. Hardy
3B Ryan Flaherty
C Caleb Joseph
2B Jonathan Schoop

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.