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ALCS Game 1 Red Sox-Tigers starting lineups: Peralta in LF

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Tigers need to get Austin Jackson going from the leadoff spot.
The Tigers need to get Austin Jackson going from the leadoff spot. (USATSI)

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BOSTON -- The Red Sox and Tigers kick off their ALCS matchup with Game 1 on Saturday night, at Fenway Park in Boston. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 8pm ET and can be seen on Fox.

Both teams announced their ALCS roster earlier today and there was only one change: Detroit swapped right-hander Luke Putkonen for left-hander Phil Coke just to have another southpaw in the bullpen. Otherwise both rosters remained the same. Here are the starting lineups:

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

Starting pitcher: Anibal Sanchez, RHP

Boston Red Sox

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Shane Victorino, RF
  3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Mike Napoli, 1B
  6. Daniel Nava, LF
  7. Stephen Drew, SS
  8. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
  9. David Ross, C

Starting pitcher: Jon Lester, LHP

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