Postponed due to forecasted rain, the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees take the field Thursday night for Game 4 of the American League Championship series at Comerica Park.
Delayed despite no rain initially on the field Wednesday, Game 4 will be played at 4:07 pm, when Game 5 was originally scheduled. The inclement weather began 15 minutes after the game was officially pushed back.
Reuters Game 4 of the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was pushed back to Thursday night due to rain. The first-pitch is at 4:07 p.m.
Game 4 of the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was pushed back to Thursday night due to rain. The first-pitch is at 4:07 p.m.
The Tigers are currently up 3-0, but if the Yankees should force a Game 5, there has been no official announcement for when that game will be played. Both teams could lose their off day on Friday as a result of Wednesday’s postponement, meaning the Yankees might have to win four games in as many days.
“Initially, the forecast we got from the local provider here, there was going to be a moderate [storm] cell moving in at 8:30. Having to pull a tarp 30 minutes into a game, I don’t think it’s positive for the players or the fans,’’ said Peter Woodfork, MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations. “Looking at it, in hindsight, it didn’t come. Obviously, you have to trust forecasters or weathermen, which isn’t always the greatest thing."
The startings pitchers remaing the same with Detroit righty Max Scherzer opposing Yankee ace CC Sabathia. The postponement also puts Sabathia’s ability to pitch Sunday’s Game 7 out of reach, as he would only have two days of rest if New York staged a comeback.
Rain is forecasted in the Detroit area Thursday, but is expected to die down around 2 p.m.
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