Why is Twins game postponed?
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers' doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Comerica Park has been postponed due to rain. Intense and lasting rainfall throughout the morning and afternoon Friday forced the teams to cancel the first games back from the All-Star break. WDIV ClickOnDetroitDetroit Tigers doubleheader vs. Twins postponed -- here's the plan for making up both games
17 July, 2021 - 05:10pm
The first game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Saturday, with the second game being made up as an afternoon game on Monday, Aug. 30.
Detroit will start José Ureña (2-8, 6.43 ERA) in the first game Saturday and throw a bullpen game in the nightcap. Minnesota will give Charlie Barnes his major league debut in the 1 p.m. game and start Kenta Maeda (4-3, 4.66) in the evening game.
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17 July, 2021 - 04:48am
When: Game 2, 6:10 p.m.
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit.
TV: Bally Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates).
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Weather forecast: Cloudy, 74-77 degrees (15% chance of rain through the afternoon).
Game notes: The Tigers opened the second half of the season by snapping their four-game losing streak with a 1-0 win in the first game of the doubleheader. Starting pitcher Jose Urena left Game 1 early with an injury. Between games, Urena and shortstop Niko Goodrum were placed on the injured list.
Probable starting pitchers: Game 2, Tigers LHP Tyler Alexander (1-1, 4.31 ERA) vs. Twins RHP Kenta Maeda (4-3, 4.66 ERA).