Indians’ Sizemore scratched with sore back

Grady Sizemore has been scratched from the Cleveland Indians’

lineup just before their game with the Detroit Tigers because of a

stiff back.

The move caused Cleveland manager Manny Acta to juggle his

lineup Sunday against Tigers ace Justin Verlander.

Michael Brantley, scheduled to hit ninth and play left field,

replaced Sizemore in the second spot in the order and center


Austin Kearns moved into the lineup, hitting eighth and playing

left, while catcher Lou Marson moved from eighth to ninth.