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


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.