Miguel Cabrera is back and the Detroit Tigers lineup now has a new look.
Cabrera was activated from the disabled list prior to Friday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. He’ll play first base and bat in his familiar No. 3 spot.
Third baseman Jeimer Candelario is leading off, dropping center fielder Leonys Martin to seventh. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said Martin will continue to lead off against right-handers, but no longer do so against lefties.
Tigers lefty Blaine Hardy (1-0, 2.70 ERA) will start against Jays lefty Jaime Garcia (2-3, 5.52).
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Bench: C John Hicks, IF Dixon Machado, IF/OF Niko Goodrum, OF Victor Reyes.
Blue Jays lineup
New day, new month, new series!
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