1st game of Yankees-Tigers doubleheader postponed by rain

1st game of Yankees-Tigers doubleheader postponed by rain

1st game of Yankees-Tigers doubleheader postponed by rain

Both games of the Detroit Tigers' scheduled doubleheader against the New York Yankees have been postponed due to weather, the team announced Sunday.

The Yankees beat the Tigers 8-6 on Friday in the first game of their three-game series. Rather than use up two of those days for one game each, both clubs and Major League Baseball have agreed on just holding a doubleheader.

It's far from a attractive day for baseball in Detroit, so they'll only play one.

So now with the Yankees in the rearview mirror, the Tigers will have a scheduled day off on Monday - probably a good thing, with no ending in sight for this weather - before resuming their current 10-game homestand on Tuesday with a three-game set against the Orioles.

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The Tigers and Yankees were supposed to play a split doubleheader at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. Sunday after Saturday's game was rained out, but a winter storm barreling through Metro Detroit canceled the games. No ticket exchange is necessary.

The team said that fans unable to attend the rescheduled games may exchange their unused tickets at any time for any future regular season game (at equal or lesser price) in the next 12 months, excluding Opening Day 2019.

The first game had been planned as a make-up game after Saturday's game between the teams had been rained out. An April 4 postponement against the Kansas City Royals will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on April 20.

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