Adrian Beltre, out with a strained left hamstring, will not play in Sunday's finale. Michael Young will play third base, as he did for much of the time last season when Beltre missed five weeks with a hamstring strain. "It bothers you to lose Beltre, but we still have to play baseball," Washington said. Mike Napoli struck out as a pinch-hitter in Game 2 on Saturday after having homered in five straight games. The club record is seven, set by Kevin Mench in 2006. The Yankees are going to Arlington for the first time this season, and as of Saturday night, there were 1,000 seats for Monday, 4,500 for Tuesday and 4,000 for Wednesday available. Tigers: Dirks working way back
Andy Dirks, who has served as the designated hitter a team-high six times this season, was unavailable for Saturday's doubleheader because of an injury to his left hamstring, but he might be ready for pinch-hitting duties on Sunday. Said Leyland: "The prognosis is [that] after Monday, he'll be full-go." Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera each took a turn in the DH spot on Saturday. It's likely that Prince Fielder will be the DH on Sunday for the first time since signing with the Tigers. As a team, the Tigers have combined to bat .348 off of Lewis in his career, and have saddled him with an 0-1 record and 15.95 ERA in two starts, his highest ERA against any team. Cabrera is 5-for-12, Alex Avila is 3-for-9 with two home runs and Austin Jackson is 6-for-15 with a home run against Lewis. Worth noting
After going 3-for-8 with two runs, two RBIs and a homer in Saturday's doubleheader, Cabrera continues to mash against the Rangers. He leads all active Major Leaguers with a .369 average against Texas, with nine homers and 47 RBIs in 45 games. While the Rangers head home to take on the Yankees for three games after Sunday's finale, the Tigers will have an off-day at home before hosting the Mariners for three.