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Tigers vs. Twins lineups: Willingham still out, Carson in

Scott Diamond is on the mound for the Twins, who will have to play spoiler on Friday without Josh Willingham, who is still too sore to go.

Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham is out again, as he continues to nurse a sore shoulder. Matt Carson is in for Willingham, as the Twins look to play spoiler against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Target Field.

Scott Diamond (12-8, 3.64 ERA) will take the mound for the Twins, just five days after beating the Tigers in Detroit. He'll face the same Tigers lineup on Friday that he did on that day. Meanwhile, Detroit will send Drew Smyly (4-3, 4.24 ERA) to the mound as they look to extend their two-game lead over the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central.

Here are the full lineups:


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


1. Denard Span CF
2. Ben Revere RF
3. Joe Mauer C
4. Justin Morneau 1B
5. Ryan Doumit DH
6. Trevor Plouffe 3B
7. Matt Carson LF
8. Eduardo Escobar 2B
9. Pedro Florimon SS

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.