ALCS Game 2: Tigers at Red Sox starting lineups

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

ALCS Game 2 starting lineups have been released for the Tigers and Red Sox. Jhonny Peralta moves to shortstop, Don Kelly takes over in left field.

For ALCS Game 2, Jim Leyland will roll with the same lineup which won the winner-take-all ALDS Game 5. Jhonny Peralta shifts from left field to shortstop, Jose Iglesias taking a seat.  Don Kelly gets the nod over Andy Dirks in left field.

Leyland on playing Kelly instead of Dirks:

"Don Kelly probably wouldn't be playing left field tonight if Andy Dirks was swinging good."

Detroit Tigers:

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Torii Hunter, RF
3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
4. Prince Fielder, 1B
5. Victor Martinez, DH
6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
7. Omar Infante, 2B
8. Alex Avila, C
9. Don Kelly, LF

Max Scherzer, P

His Game 1 lineup unable to muster any offense, Red Sox manager John Farrell has made significant changes for Game 2. Usual starting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is back behind the plate, David Ross taking a seat.  Mike Carp replaces Mike Napoli at first base and Jonny Gomes takes over for Daniel Nava as the left fielder. Those three slide into the five through seven spots in the Red Sox batting order.

Boston Red Sox:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Shane Victorino, RF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4.  David Ortiz, DH
5. Mike Carp, 1B
6. Jonny Gomes, LF
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
8. Stephen Drew, SS
9. Will Middlebrooks, 3B

Clay Buchholz, P

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