Davis out of starting lineup for Tigers

Baltimore Orioles’ Delmon Young smiles during practice in preparation for Game 3 of baseball’s American League Division Series in Detroit Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Baltimore leads the series 2-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is out of the starting lineup Sunday for Game 3 of their AL Division Series against Baltimore.

Davis has been dealing with a pelvic strain, and Detroit is starting Don Kelly in his place in center field. The Tigers trail the best-of-five series 2-0.

Manager Brad Ausmus says he was concerned about starting Davis and potentially having to pull him out of the game. He says Davis is available as a substitute.

Baltimore’s Delmon Young is starting in left field after lifting the Orioles to a 7-6 victory in Game 2. Young hit a three-run double in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter in that game.

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