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Carter draws a start at DH vs. Verlander

Here’s the lineups for the A’s-Tigers series finale:

A’s — Weeks 2B, Sizemore 3B, Crisp CF, Willingham LF, DeJesus RF, Carter DH, Allen 1B, Suzuki C, Sogard SS; Moscoso RHP.

Tigers — Jackson CF, Kelly 3B, Young LF, Cabrera 1B, Martinez DH, Avila C, Guillen 2B, Dirks RF, Santiago SS; Verlander RHP.

–Just regular days off for Hideki Matsui and Cliff Pennington, as Bob Melvin said he wanted to use Monday’s off-day as a chance to get those guys two days of rest. So Chris Carter draws a start against Justin Verlander. Not the easiest assignment, but Melvin wanted to get him in the lineup sooner rather than later. Melvin had said previously he’d wait to play Carter against a lefty.

That’s all for now …

Joe Stiglich