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ALCS Game 6 Red Sox-Tigers lineups: Alex Avila back after knee strain

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Alex Avila is back behind the plate after taking a beating in Game 5 and leaving with a knee strain.
Alex Avila is back behind the plate after taking a beating in Game 5 and leaving with a knee strain. (USATSI)

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BOSTON -- With one more win, the Red Sox will return to the World Series for the third time in the last 10 seasons. The Tigers, meanwhile, will look to avoid elimination in Game 6 in hopes of advancing to their third World Series in the last eight seasons. Here are the starting lineups for each team in ALCS Game 6, with first pitch scheduled for a little after 8pm ET.

Boston Red Sox

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

Starting Pitcher: Clay Buchholz, RHP

Detroit Tigers

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

Starting Pitcher: Max Scherzer, RHP

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