Cabrera to play Monday after getting hit by pitch

The Detroit News
The ball bounces off Miguel Cabrera's left knee as he is hit by a pitch on Sunday.

Detroit – Tigers star Miguel Cabrera was hit by a pitch in the left knee Sunday against the Rays and had to leave the game, but he was back in Monday’s lineup against the Phillies.

Cabrera is playing first base and batting in his regular No. 3 spot in manager Brad Ausmus’ lineup.

Cabrera suffered a contusion on his left knee and the Tigers described his condition as day to day.

The pitch was thrown by Rays reliever Dana Eveland as Cabrera led off the seventh inning.

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1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. J.D. Martinez, RF

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. Victor Martinez, DH

5. Nick Castellanos, 3B

6. Justin Upton, LF

7. Cameron Maybin, CF

8. James McCann, C

9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Mike Pelfrey, P