Several rainouts yesterday make for an even busier Tuesday slate than usual around MLB — which means plenty of start/sit decisions for fantasy baseball managers and actionable info for bettors. We’ll keep you up to date on who’s playing and who’s not throughout the day in our daily MLB lineup report.
MLB starting lineups: Tuesday, April 18
Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Tigers, Game 1, 1:10 p.m. ET
No Josh Naylor in the first game of this doubleheader against Detroit lefty Matthew Boyd and Amed Rosario continues to sit out with a balky back — Gabriel Arias will start at first while Tyler Freeman handles shortstop.
Starting lineup for game one in Detroit.#Guardians | #ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/0rfTBwEt9x— Cleveland Baseball Insider (@CBI_FanNation) April 18, 2023
Matt Vierling will take a seat while Kerry Carpenter handles right field and Akil Baddoo gets a start in left with Cleveland righty Hunter Gaddis on the mound.
#Tigers lineup today for Game 1 of doubleheader vs. Cleveland Guardians:— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) April 18, 2023
Nick Maton (3B)
Riley Greene (CF)
Javier Báez (SS)
Kerry Carpenter (RF)
Akil Baddoo (LF)
Spencer Torkelson (1B)
Miguel Cabrera (DH)
Zach McKinstry (2B)
Eric Haase (C)
Matthew Boyd (LHP)
Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Tigers, Game 2, time TBD
Will Brennan gets a rare leadoff assignment as Steven Kwan sits and Josh Naylor is back in at the DH spot for game two.
Guardians Game 2 Lineup: Brennan LF, Straw CF, Ramirez 3B, Bell 1B, Naylor DH, Gonzalez RF, Gimenez 2B, Arias SS, Gallagher C— RotoGrindersMLB (@RotoGrindersMLB) April 18, 2023
A few changes for Detroit after its win in game one, with Matt Vierling, Tyler Nevin and Jonathan Schoop entering the lineup.
Let's play two. pic.twitter.com/g6kws5kqbW— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 18, 2023
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago White Sox, Game 1, 4:10 p.m. ET
It’s a pretty strong lineup for Philly despite being the first game of a split doubleheader, although Josh Harrison will get the start over Edmundo Sosa at third base while Alec Bohm slides to first. Jake Cave gets the nod against righty Lance Lynn.
Lineup for Game 1 of the doubleheader— Phillies Nation (@PhilliesNation) April 18, 2023
: at Chicago White Sox
⏰: 4:10 p.m.
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It’s a similarly regular nine for the White Sox, although Gavin Sheets will sit. Jake Burger gets another start at third while Yoan Moncada is out. Keep an eye on the game-two lineups, as we could see some absences after most of the starters go this afternoon.
Today's #WhiteSox starters for Game 1 at Guaranteed Rate Field: pic.twitter.com/96kQB2Enwk— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 18, 2023
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago White Sox, Game 2, time TBD
A couple changes for Philly after winning game one, as Drew Stubbs will catch, Kody Clemens plays first, Christian Pache mans left field and J.T. Realmuto and Jake Cave will sit.
Phillies Lineup for Game 2 vs CWS— Luke Arcaini (@ArcainiLuke) April 18, 2023
1. Bryson Stott 2B
2. Trea Turner SS
3. Kyle Schwarber DH
4. Nick Castellanos RF
5. Brandon Marsh CF
6. Alec Bohm 3B
7. Kody Clemens 1B
8. Garrett Stubbs C
9. Christian Pache LF
Rumy Gonzalez gets a start in left in the nightcap for Chicago, while Yasmani Grandal DHs and Andrew Benintendi sits.
Today’s White Sox lineup for game 2! Leadoff Luis! Romy in LF, Eloy in RF , Grandal DH, Zavala has the plate. Giolito on the bump. Phillies by 7. pic.twitter.com/1izF7NQTjW— White Sox Truther (@SamR33v3s) April 18, 2023
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET
Vidal Brujan gets a start in right with lefty Nick Lodolo in the mound, while Manuel Margot plays center and Josh Lowe gets a day off.
Lineup for 14-3 #Rays vs. #Reds pic.twitter.com/pwsr0WIb2H— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 18, 2023
Kevin Newman will start at short after his big night last night, while the usual left-handed crew (TJ Friedl, Jake Fraley, Jason Vosler) all start for Cincy. Nick Senzel is still at third as Spencer Steer gets more rest for his banged-up knee.
Tuesday night baseball with the Rays!— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 18, 2023
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San Francisco Giants vs. Florida Marlins, 6:40 p.m. ET
LaMonte Wade Jr. is back atop the order against a righty while Wilmer Flores drops down to fifth and Blake Sabol starts at catcher.
Giants at Miami April 18— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 18, 2023
LaMonte Wade Jr. - LF
Thairo Estrada - 2B
Mile Yastrzemski - RF
J.D. Davis - 3B
Wilmer Flores - 1B
Brandon Crawford - SS
David Villar - DH
Blake Sabol - C
Brett Wisely - CF
Alex Wood - LHP
With lefty Alex Wood on the mound, Jazz Chisholm drops to sixth in the order while Jorge Soler serves as the DH and bats fourth.
Marlins lineup vs LHP Alex Wood. Someone not listed here obviously will come off the bench to win the game at some point. pic.twitter.com/9IRuOCSgEa— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) April 18, 2023
Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
Ryan O’Hearn gets a start at first for the O’s while Ryan Mountcastle slides to DH. Still no Ramon Urias, who’s in the concussion protocol.
April 18 #orioles lineup in DC— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) April 18, 2023
31 Cedric Mullins (L) – CF
35 Adley Rutschman (S) – C
6 Ryan Mountcastle – DH
25 Anthony Santander (S) – RF
12 Adam Frazier (L) – 2B
21 Austin Hays – LF
2 Gunnar Henderson (L) – 3B
3 Jorge Mateo – SS
32 Ryan O’Hearn (L) – 1B
64 Dean Kremer – RHP
Finally some consistent playing time for Stone Garrett, as he’ll start in left in place of Alex Call and bat seventh — with Lane Thomas handling leadoff duties — against Baltimore.
#Nationals lineup for the Opener against the Orioles tonight (Gray v. Kremer) pic.twitter.com/1R2oxJ0HRJ— District on Deck (@DistrictOnDeck) April 18, 2023
Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
It’s another leadoff assignment for Anthony Volpe — that’s four in the last six games — while Gleyber Torres serves as the DH and DJ LeMahieu bats fifth and starts at third. The outfield for New York is a bit of a mess after Giancarlo Stanton’s injury, with Isiah Kiner-Falefa in center and Aaron Hicks in left.
Zach Neto drops down in the lineup with a righty on the mound, as Taylor Ward and Mike Trout are back after a day off and will hit 1-2 in the order.
Tonight at the Stadium… pic.twitter.com/I8OB12jcoz— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) April 18, 2023
Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
Donavan Solano will lead off against lefty Chris Sale, while Kyle Garlick takes over for Trevor Larnach in left and Max Kepler gets another start in right.
We’ll open up a new series in Boston this evening.#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/VUKb2kU9fP— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 18, 2023
Enrique Hernandez fills in for the banged-up Christian Arroyo at second base while Jarren Duran will man center.
Red Sox today:— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 18, 2023
Verdugo RF, Devers 3B, Turner DH, Yoshida LF, K. Hernández 2B, Casas 1B, Wong C, Duran CF, Chang SS
Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals, 7:40 p.m. ET
Travis Jankowski is back in the two-hole as Robbie Grossman and Brad Miller continue to earn starts vs. righties. Sandy Leon spells Jonah Heim at catcher.
Starting lineup as the 1st place Rangers look to extend their division lead:— Texas Rangers Coverage - Battery Mates (10-6) (@Battery_Mates_) April 18, 2023
1. Semien 2B
2. Jankowski CF
3. Lowe 1B
4. Garcia RF
5. Jung 3B
6. Grossman LF
7. Duran SS
8. Miller DH
9. Leon C
RHP Eovaldi (1-2, 6.32 ERA)#StraightUpTX pic.twitter.com/nWIA4jJaoM
The top four remain the same for K.C., while Franmil Reyes will DH and Edward Olivares is back in the lineup in left.
Brad Keller heads to the mound as we look to even the series vs. the Rangers.#WelcomeToTheCity pic.twitter.com/Qqy5OeRzoq— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) April 18, 2023
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET
No Alek Thomas in the lineup for Arizona, as Corbin Carroll will patrol center and Josh Rojas serves as the DH to make room at third for the lefty-mashing Evan Longoria.
Arizona Diamondbacks Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) April 18, 2023
1. Ketel Marte (S) 2B
2. Josh Rojas (L) DH
3. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (R) LF
4. Christian Walker (R) 1B
5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
6. Corbin Carroll (L) CF
7. Nick Ahmed (R) SS
8. Gabriel Moreno (R) C
9. Jake McCarthy (L) RF
Jordan Walker will sit for St. Louis, as Dylan Carlson, Tyler O’Neill and Lars Nootbaar make up the Cardinals outfield. Nolan Gorman will DH and bat fifth.
Monty on the mound!#STLCards pic.twitter.com/AYVnzvnOcj— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 18, 2023
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET
Brandon Belt and Santiago Espinal will start again at DH and second base, respectively, as Alejandro Kirk handles catching duties.
Still no Chas McCormick for Houston, who has to be thinking about putting their starting center fielder on the injured list at this point. In the meantime, Mauricio Dubon will continue leading off while Jake Meyers takes his spot in the outfield.
Tuesday’s Astros vs Blue Jays lineups pic.twitter.com/YI3Zf8oqQ4— Danielle Lerner (@danielle_lerner) April 18, 2023
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET
The red-hot Connor Joe is up to third in the lineup now, with Canaan Smith-Njigba and Jack Suwinski earning starts in the outfield and Carlos Santana at DH.
Game 2 vs. the Rockies.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 18, 2023
93.7 The Fan | The PRN #LetsGoBucs pic.twitter.com/I7JVJCullQ
Ezequiel Tovar gets a start tonight while Elehuris Montero sits. Alan Trejo is at second while Ryan McMahon slides over to third.
#Rockies lineup vs. #Pirates pic.twitter.com/HptKXENbJC— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) April 18, 2023
Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET
Eric Hosmer is back in the lineup despite a lefty on the mound, while Yan Gomes catches and Luis Torrens gets a start at DH.
Here is tonight's #Cubs starting lineup behind @STR0!— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 18, 2023
Tune in: https://t.co/Gs2hZXzr9f pic.twitter.com/11J0VI6mmo
Esteury Ruiz leads off again while Connor Capel gets another start in right for Oakland.
Ken you dig it? pic.twitter.com/R1vptwjh8C— Oakland A's (@Athletics) April 18, 2023
Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres, 9:40 p.m. ET
Not many changes to Atlanta’s lineup with another lefty on the mound, as Marcell Ozuna starts at DH while Kevin Pillar and Eli White hold down left and center.
.@SpencerSTRIDer gets the start tonight!#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/ADoeSyPcSR— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 18, 2023
Rougned Odor is back in the lineup for the first time in a little while, as Matt Carpenter gets another start at DH in place of Nelson Cruz.
Today’s lineup for the Padres.— Sammy Levitt | Padres Radio Host (@SammyLev) April 18, 2023
Brett Sullivan making his MLB debut. pic.twitter.com/7vJuS7JRJp
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Seattle Mariners, 9:40 p.m. ET
Jesse Winker returns while Christian Yelich leads off and Owen Miller starts for the slumping Joey Wiemer in right field.
Brewers (12-5) @ Mariners (8-9) tonight at 8:40 PM CT @ T-Mobile Park.— Brewers Fever (@Brewers_Fever) April 18, 2023
RHP Collin Rea (0-0, 1.59) vs RHP Logan Gilbert (1-1, 2.70)
Tommy La Stella gets a start at DH while Jose Caballero spells J.P. Crawford at shortstop.
Logan gets the nod.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 18, 2023
Reminder: Tonight’s game is on @ROOTSPORTS_NW Plus ➡️ https://t.co/S6Zn2coKvw pic.twitter.com/4zXw9MtX31
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET
Mets fans probably won’t be pleased with Tomas Nido and Eduardo Escobar starting over Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez. Tommy Pham and Mark Canha get their usual starts with a lefty on the mound.
Game ✌ in LA pic.twitter.com/ahGXVh14Sr— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) April 18, 2023
Let’s get weird, Dave Roberts. Mookie Betts gets a day off, which means James Outman will now hit leadoff for L.A. David Peralta will patrol left field.
Tonight’s #Dodgers lineup vs. Mets: pic.twitter.com/9R0FKmoFIT— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 18, 2023