There are just seven games on the MLB schedule today, highlighted by the Boston Red Sox trying to finally knock the Tampa Bay Rays from the ranks of the unbeaten and the 8-4 Minnesota Twins heading to the Bronx to face the 8-4 New York Yankees. We’ll have all the updates you need in this post as the day progresses with an eye on key injuries and absences.
MLB starting lineups: Thursday, April 13th
Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles, 1:05 p.m. ET
Esteury Ruiz is back leading off against Orioles lefty Cole Irvin, while Carlos Perez will DH and Nick Allen gets a start at second for Tony Kemp.
Today's lineup vs. Baltimore - April 13, 2023 at Oriole Park pic.twitter.com/mbyDkdYNTx— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) April 13, 2023
Cedric Mullins is back atop the lineup for Baltimore against Adam Oller, while Ryan O’Hearn has been recalled from Triple-A and will make his Orioles debut. (Anthony Santander will miss another game with back soreness while Ryan Mountcastle starts at DH.)
A beautiful day for baseball at The Yard. pic.twitter.com/pCnsw85eVB— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 13, 2023
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 1:10 p.m. ET
Rafael Devers will get the day off against tough Rays lefty Jeffrey Springs while Masataka Yoshida sits again as he nurses a tight hamstring. An already-depleted Boston lineup gets even thinner.
No Devers today.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 13, 2023
Verdugo RF, Turner DH, Refsnyder LF, Casas 1B, Dalbec 3B, K. Hernández CF, McGuire C, Chang SS, Arroyo 2B
With a righty on the mound, Josh Lowe and Luke Raley are back in the lineup for Tampa, while Harold Ramirez starts at DH and Isaac Paredes gets a day off.
Tampa Bay Rays Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) April 13, 2023
1. Yandy Diaz (R) 1B
2. Brandon Lowe (L) 2B
3. R. Arozarena (R) LF
4. Wander Franco (S) SS
5. Luke Raley (L) RF
6. Harold Ramirez (R) DH
7. Taylor Walls (S) 3B
8. Josh Lowe (L) CF
9. F. Mejia (S) C
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET
Bryson Stott will lead off despite lefty Nick Lodolo starting for the Reds, while Christian Pache will spell Brandon Marsh and Josh Harrison fills the DH spot.
Tonight’s Phillies lineup vs Reds 6:40pm first pitch— The Good Phight (@TheGoodPhight) April 13, 2023
Nick Senzel is back off the injured list and slated to make his 2023 season debut in center field, while Jake Fraley and TJ Friedl will both sit against lefty Matt Strahm.
Welcome back, Senzii❗️— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 13, 2023
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Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
That sound you hear is the state of Minnesota exhaling as Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa are both in today’s lineup — Buxton as the DH.
They post lineups old-school at Yankee Stadium. pic.twitter.com/r5XPeIMW6V— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) April 13, 2023
Good news for the Yankees: Gleyber Torres is back in the lineup and hitting leadoff after missing Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland Guardians. Bad news: Still no DJ LeMahieu, as the infielder continues to nurse a tight quad. Oswaldo Cabrera will man third base while Willie Calhoun takes right field and the red-hot Franchy Cordero mans left.
Back in our Borough #RepBX pic.twitter.com/hepaVmTYTB— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 13, 2023
Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET
The recently recalled Tyler Nevin will make his season debut for Detroit, batting second. Akil Baddoo is back in the lineup in left for the Tigers against righty Chris Bassitt.
Wrapping up in Toronto tonight. pic.twitter.com/xO09KqrhvJ— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 13, 2023
Brandon Belt gets a start at first for Toronto with a righty on the mound, while Cavan Biggio will man the keystone and Alejandro Kirk catches.
Looking for the sWWWeep! #NextLevel pic.twitter.com/MDyto7e95z— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 13, 2023
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET
Ke’Bryan Hayes will take over leadoff duties from Ji-Hwan Bae, who slides down to the bottom of the order.
We got Lineups! #LetsGoBucs pic.twitter.com/QsmLi0kAEi— ☠️The Pirates Platoon ☠️ (@PiratesPlatoon) April 13, 2023
Still no sign of Dylan Carlson, who may need a stint on the injured list for his neck pain at this point, while Alec Burleson will hit second again and Nolan Gorman serves as the DH.
First game of the homestand:— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) April 13, 2023
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres, 9:40 p.m. ET
Mike Brossesu continues to be an everyday player while Brian Anderson is out, and Garrett Mitchell and Bruce Turang remain solid DFS options against righties.
Game 1 of 4 in San Diego!— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 13, 2023
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A righty on the mound means Nelson Cruz at DH and Rougned Odor in right for the Pads.
Today’s lineup for the Padres: pic.twitter.com/pbPV1wGts4— Sammy Levitt | Padres Radio Host (@SammyLev) April 13, 2023