Tigers-Rangers postponed; twin bill Saturday
Rainout leads to day-night doubleheader at Comerica Park
DETROIT -- The Tigers will have to wait a day to resume their American League Championship Series rematch with the Rangers. A line of showers passing through Michigan slowed over Detroit on Friday night, washing out the second game of this four-game set.
The game will be made up in a day-night doubleheader Saturday at Comerica Park. The first game will be at 1:05 p.m. ET, with the nightcap coming at 7:05. Tickets and parking passes for Friday's game will be honored for the Saturday night game. No ticket exchange is necessary.
The pitching matchups will remain the same. Rick Porcello and Matt Harrison, Friday's scheduled starters, will pitch the day game on Saturday. Justin Verlander and Neftali Feliz will be pushed back to the nightcap.
The Tigers and Rangers took batting practice in 70-degree weather, albeit under cloudy skies. The skies opened up about an hour before game time and didn't let up before the game was called at 7:30 p.m. ET, 25 minutes after the scheduled start time.
The weather system looked like a thin line of showers extending south and west, but it wasn't moving west to east very quickly. Moreover, the line of storms seemed to thicken as the day went on. If the teams had waited, they would've been left with a late-night game before a day game on Saturday.
Given the alternative, they opted for the doubleheader under a forecast of clear skies Saturday. This is the Rangers' only scheduled series at Comerica Park this season, so they would've otherwise had to find a common off-day for Texas to travel back to Detroit later in the season.