Oct 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) collides with Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) as he turns a double play during the sixth inning in game four of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

ALCS Game 5 lineup: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers


After a Game 4 victory, the Detroit Tigers have assured themselves at at minimum a Game 6, though before that we have a Game 5 to attend to.

The winner of tonight’s swing game will take the series lead and head into Game 6 with the opportunity to close out the series while the loser will be fighting for their season. Both the Tigers and Red Sox did make some minor lineup tweaks for Game 5, which includes swapping Omar Infante and Alex Avila in the Detroit lineup while Xander Bogaerts will draw a start for the Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Shane Victorino (S) RF
3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
6. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
7. Stephen Drew (L) SS
8. Xander Bogaerts (R) 3B
9. David Ross (R) C

Detroit Tigers:

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

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