Jeff Larish is playing 1B and batting cleanup, Casper Wells is out in right and batting 7th, and Will Rhymes rounds out Tiger representation at 2B, batting 9th. It's possible that Casey Fien would make a relief appearance in the game. He last pitched Nov. 18, and allowed no runs, no hits over one inning, with 2 strikeouts.
The Sox are playing the Phoenix Desert Dogs, which are attempting to secure their fifth straight AFL championship.
The starting pitcher for the Sox is Braves youngster Tommy Hanson, who boasts a sick 5-0 record, with a 0.63 ERA, 1.05 opponent batting average, and 49 strikeouts over 28 2/3 innings.