Tigers rained out again; doubleheader vs. Yankees set for Sunday

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The mixture of cold, ice, hail and snow ripping through MI postponed baseball games for the Lansing Lugnuts and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

For the fourth time this season, a Detroit Tigers game has been postponed because of inclement weather.

The teams had originally moved Saturday's rained-out contest to Sunday night as part of a split doubleheader, but rain has continued to hit the Detroit area. The first game begins at 1:10 p.m. and the second game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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This is already the fifth day (now six games) in the first 2+ weeks of the season that the Tigers have had games postponed due to weather. The entire three-game series between the White Sox and Twins was rained/snowed out this weekend. Yet they're still holding out hope they can play the nightcap, now scheduled for 7:10.

There is rain in the forecast on Sunday, and Wayne County is under a winter storm advisory for possible ice, sleet and snow overnight. Detroit ranks second-to-last in all of baseball in team batting average (.216) through Friday's 8-6 loss to the Yankees; 25th in team slugging (.327). Luis Severino was expected to toe the rubber for the Yankees against Francisco Liriano and the Tigers this afternoon.

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