Athletics Vs. Tigers Lineups: A's Looking To Cool Off Detroit's Red Hot Max Scherzer

The Oakland Athletics are in Detroit with their sights on catching the Texas Rangers in the A.L. West, but they'll have their hands full as they face a Tigers team that is fighting to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

The A's (84-62) will send right-hander A.J. Griffin (6-0, 1.94) to the hill. The 24-year-old is coming off a stellar performance against the Los Angeles Angels, in which he threw eight innings of six-hit shutout ball on his way to the win.

The Tigers will counter with Max Scherzer (16-6, 3.77), who has been a beast of late. The right-hander is 4-0 with a 1.25 ERA in his last five starts, and leads MLB in strikeouts with 220.

The lineups for Tuesday's game are as follows:

Oakland Athletics

  1. Coco Crisp (S) CF
  2. Seth Smith (L) LF
  3. Josh Reddick (L) RF
  4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) DH
  5. Brandon Moss (L) 1B
  6. Stephen Drew (L) SS
  7. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
  8. George Kottaras (L) C
  9. Cliff Pennington (S) 2B

Detroit Tigers

  1. Austin Jackson (R) CF
  2. Quintin Berry (L) LF
  3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B
  4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B
  5. Delmon Young (R) DH
  6. Andy Dirks (L) RF
  7. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS
  8. Omar Infante (R) 2B
  9. Gerald Laird (R) C

First pitch is slated for 4:05 p.m. PT, and the game will be televised on CSNCA.

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