MLB’s dance card is full on Saturday, featuring all 30 teams in action throughout the day. Who’s in? Who’s out? Who should you have in your fantasy lineup? Here’s your MLB starting lineup report for Saturday, April 8th, complete with fantasy streaming advice.
MLB starting lineups: Saturday, April 8th
Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET
Jeremy Pena’s struggles have finally dropped him out of the leadoff spot on Saturday against Minnesota’s Joe Ryan, as Chas McCormick will draw the start in left and bat first.
Astros lineup with Luis Garcia on the mound: pic.twitter.com/9QB8oQrPun— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 8, 2023
Another day, another game in which Trevor Larnach bats third for Minnesota — as long as the Twins are facing a righty, he’ll be locked into the middle of the lineup and a great source of counting stats. Joey Gallo is out of the lineup after leaving Friday’s game with soreness in his side, while Max Kepler has been placed on the 10-day IL as he battles a knee issue.
Your #MNTwins lineup for the second game of the series against the Houston Astros— Twins Talk (@LetsTalk_Twins) April 8, 2023
1. Byron Buxton DH
2. Carlos Correa SS
3. Trevor Larnach RF
4. Jose Miranda 3B
5. Nick Gordon LF
6. Donovan Solano 1B
7. Kyle Farmer 2B
8. Christian Vásquez C
9. Michael A. Taylor CF
Joe Ryan P
Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants, 4:05 p.m. ET
Bobby Witt Jr. is back in the lineup for the Royals after a day off on Friday, while Franmil Reyes draws a start at DH against lefty Sean Manaea.
Here's how we're taking the field behind Brady Singer this afternoon in San Francisco.#WelcomeToTheCity pic.twitter.com/TR2d1NHcgi— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) April 8, 2023
LaMonte Wade Jr. continues to lead off against righties for the Giants, while J.D. Davis gets a start at third base for David Villar and Blake Sabol will catch after Roberto Perez’s injury on Friday.
For whatever reason the Giants won’t go back to the Thairo 3-spot lineup we’re 2-0 with. Singer’s good, Joey Bart draft class. Hope we can snag a W today— Dylan Gonsalves (@Dylangonsal) April 8, 2023
Texas Rangers vs. Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. ET
Robbie Grossman and Mitch Garver are in the lineup for the Rangers today against left-hander Justin Steele.
Saturday showdown in the Windy City. pic.twitter.com/Qcy1LJA9yK— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) April 8, 2023
The Hoerner/Swanson/Happ trio remains fixed atop the Cubs’ lineup, while Trey Mancini and Patrick Wisdom follow against lefty Martin Perez.
Here is today’s #Cubs starting lineup for game 2 vs. Texas!— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 8, 2023
Watch on Marquee: https://t.co/Gs2hZXyTjH
Tune in on FS1: https://t.co/TBKjrWocJO pic.twitter.com/mTnNpBduiD
Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 4:05 p.m. ET
Wil Myers moves up to third against Philly lefty Bailey Falter, Spencer Steer starts for Jason Vosler at third and TJ Friedl looks to continue his hot start in left.
Dolo Day in Philadelphia.— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 8, 2023
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Injuries to Rhys Hoskins and Darick Hall have compelled the Phils to shift Alec Bohm across the diamond to first base, while Josh Harrison returns to the lineup.
Saturdays are for baseball— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 8, 2023
: https://t.co/HhDxScbmEV pic.twitter.com/JqNAO6FcP6
Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 4:10 p.m. ET
Esteury Ruiz gets another chance to lock down the leadoff spot for Oakland, where he could run wild if he can get on base enough. Brent Rooker also will start against lefty Jeffrey Springs.
game ✌️ in Tampa pic.twitter.com/W5xKcw6oMo— Oakland A's (@Athletics) April 8, 2023
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets, 4:10 p.m. ET
The Marlins have shifted things around after a dismal offensive start to the season, with Jazz Chisholm up to the leadoff spot and Luis Arraez hitting third against Kodai Senga.
First real lineup shift of the season. No clue if it will work, but a good sign early that Schumaker open to change if needed. pic.twitter.com/wcG2qbLu8M— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) April 8, 2023
Mark Canha and Tommy Pham get starts against lefty Trevor Rogers for the Mets, while inexplicably Tomas Nido — rather than Francisco Alvarez — will again handle catching duties.
Saturday starters. #LGM— New York Mets (@Mets) April 8, 2023
Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers, 4:10 p.m. ET
Rob Refsnyder of all people will hit leadoff for Boston today against lefty Joey Wentz, while Justin Turner slides into the three hole and Adam Duvall gets another start amid a red-hot stretch for the lefty-killer.
Saturday's squad. pic.twitter.com/4Xx7YrSj7Q— Red Sox (@RedSox) April 8, 2023
Nick Maton has slid into the leadoff spot for the Tigers, while Miguel Cabrera gets a day off.
It's a beautiful and busy day in the @DistrictDetroit!— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 8, 2023
Be one of the first 15,000 fans through the gates today and get a Tigers/@DetroitRedWings beanie! pic.twitter.com/oQhTSUYWq3
Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Guardians, 6:10 p.m. ET
Jarred Kelenic starts again for Seattle, while Eugenio Suarez and Cal Raleigh remain in plum lineup positions.
Game ✌️ in The Land. pic.twitter.com/IZAiB3uHpj— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 8, 2023
Our finest scholars have yet to solve why Cleveland insists on batting Andres Gimenez behind the scuffling Oscar Gonzalez, but we’re close to a breakthrough. (Also of note: Josh Naylor starting even against a lefty.)
Let's start a win streak today, shall we?#ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/a117f2AJOA— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) April 8, 2023
Chicago White Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET
Andrew Benintendi is back in the lineup for the White Sox after a day off, while Oscar Colas gets another start in right field — hitting seventh rather than ninth this time.
Tonight's #WhiteSox starters in Pittsburgh: pic.twitter.com/BxJvPk8xzk— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 8, 2023
Business as usual for the Pirates, with Carlos Santana and Ji-Man Choi getting starts against righty Michael Kopech.
Game 2 vs. the White Sox.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 8, 2023
93.7 The Fan | The PRN#LetsGoBucs pic.twitter.com/NQ5Hupg82V
New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 p.m. ET
A rare Aaron Hicks sighting as Oswaldo Cabrera mans right field, Hicks takes left and DJ LeMahieu takes center — with Josh Donaldson injured and Giancarlo Stanton needing DH reps, the Yankees have little choice but to start their maligned outfielder on some nights.
Brito on the Bump #RepBX pic.twitter.com/VaExWVg2Ck— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 8, 2023
Kyle Stowers once again isn’t in the Orioles lineup, and we’re starting to get concerned that he’s gone missing — Terrin Vavra will get the start in right field.
Let's keep it rolling. pic.twitter.com/pksa5cMd4r— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 8, 2023
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m. ET
Tommy Edman appears to be St. Louis’ preferred leadoff option against left-handers, while lefty-mashers Dylan Carlson and Juan Yepez both start.
Monty on the mound! pic.twitter.com/OlRbVAIil2— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 8, 2023
Luke Voit, Brian Anderson and Owen Miller get the call with St. Louis throwing lefty Jordan Montgomery, while Brice Turang gets a day off.
Here we go again.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 8, 2023
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San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET
Trent Grisham is atop San Diego’s lineup against Charlie Morton while Matt Carpenter, who’s hit Morton well throughout his career, gets the call at DH and is an appealing DFS play.
Saturday in ATL.#BringTheGold pic.twitter.com/9AonktcKur— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 8, 2023
Travis d’Arnaud will handle catching duties while Eddie Rosario draws the start in left against righty Michael Wacha.
Braves lineup 4/8 vs Padres— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) April 8, 2023
1. Acuna RF
2. Olson 1B
3. Riley 3B
4. d'Arnaud C
5. Albies 2B
6. Rosario LF
7. Ozuna DH
8. Arcia SS
9. Hilliard CF
Charlie Morton, RHP
Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:10 p.m. ET
Alex Call once again leads off, this time against a lefty in Austin Gomber, with Lane Thomas dropping to fifth in the order.
#Nationals Lineup for Game 9 of 162 tonight against the Rockies at 810p pic.twitter.com/pjfNTOg3gz— District on Deck (@DistrictOnDeck) April 8, 2023
Charlie Blackmon will lead off while Mike Moustakas will man third in place of Elehuris Montero as the Nationals run righty Trevor Williams to the mound.
Charlie Blackmon bats leadoff, and Mike Moustakas and Brian Serven are in the #Rockies lineup vs. #Nationals. pic.twitter.com/HPYXqhhoNK— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) April 8, 2023
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 8:10 p.m. ET
Still no Miguel Rojas in the lineup for L.A. as he rehabs a groin injury — Chris Taylor will start at short.
#Dodgers lineup for game 3 vs. Diamondbacks pic.twitter.com/xozz9DCvSS— Kirsten Watson (@kirsten_watson) April 8, 2023
Well, at least Corbin Carroll has reached fifth in the lineup, although we still don’t understand why Arizona won’t let him hit leadoff already.
Game 9. #ArizonaBorn pic.twitter.com/TeuE1DvGQ0— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 8, 2023
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:07 p.m. ET
Anthony Rendon has returned to L.A.’s lineup after serving his three-game suspension.
#Angels lineup with Anthony Rendon back in there after his suspension pic.twitter.com/QIk3uLpcah— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) April 8, 2023