Infante CF Ichiro DH Polanco 2B Beltre 3B Rodriguez C Lopez 2B Ordonez RF Ibanez LF Guillen SS Sexson 1B Monroe DH Everett "RF" Thames LF Johjima C Shelton 1B Bloomquist "CF" Inge 3B Betancourt SS
Miner (5-1, 2.68) Washburn (4-8, 4.75)
According to The Hardball Times, Detroit's infield has turned 49 more outs on balls in play than expected, tops in the AL. In second place, Boston, at +19. Going strictly by these numbers and ignoring the beneficial effect this has on the confidence of the pitching staff, that's a difference of about three wins over a league-average defensive infield, which is huge when you consider that the White Sox are hot on their tail.
(Seattle's at +16.)
LET'S GO MARINERS?