ALDS Game 3: A's at Tigers starting lineups

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3 starting lineups for both the A's and Tigers have been announced. As expected, the Tigers start Jhonny Peralta in left field.

The A's ride with the same lineup which gave them a Game 2 win, save for one small batting order change; Jed Lowrie and Josh Donaldson flip spots in the order. Donaldson will hit second, Lowrie third.

Oakland Athletics:

1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Josh Donaldson, 3B
3. Jed Lowrie, SS
4. Brandon Moss, 1B
5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
6. Seth Smith, DH
7. Josh Reddick, RH
8. Stephen Vogt, C
9. Eric Sogard, 2B

Jarrod Parker, P

Their offense stuck in neutral, the Tigers make one big lineup change for Game 3. As Jim Leyland announced on Sunday, Jhonny Peralta will receive his first start of the series, playing in left field. Peralta will bat in his customary sixth spot in the order, bumping Alex Avila to seventh. Peralta will be the Tigers' third left fielder in three games. The Game 1 starter was Andy Dirks, in Game 2 Don Kelly got the nod.

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, LF
7. Alex Avila C
8. Omar Infante, 2B
9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Anibal Sanchez, P

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