Kotchman at 1st tonight
The lineup for tonight’s game includes first baseman Casey Kotchman, the first time he has started a game since June 23.
Ichiro is back in right field after spending last night’s game as the designated hitter and Michael Saunders moved up a notch, going from ninth to eighth for the second game of the three-game series against the Tigers.
Russell Branyan, who brought a seven-game hitting streak with him from the Indians, has extended it to 11 games, the longest of his career. He is not in tonight’s lineup.
— Jim Street