A line of storms across Michigan featuring heavy rains and lightning postponed Friday night’s game between the Tigers and Blue Jays at Comerica Park.
The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Sunday at 1:05 and 6:05 p.m. ET. Tickets for Friday’s game will be honored for the second game Sunday, with no need for exchanges. Those with tickets who can’t attend Sunday night’s game can exchange their unused tickets for available tickets to another game within the next 12 months, not counting Opening Day.
This weekend is the Blue Jays’ only trip to Detroit. Thus, the clubs would have to either make up the game this weekend or find a common off-day between now and season’s end. Saturday’s forecast called for more storms, so Sunday ended up making more sense to try to play two.
Sunday’s second game means a late night of travel for the Tigers to begin their road trip next week. They’ll fly after that game to Tampa for a four-game series against the Rays beginning Monday night at Tropicana Field.
Both teams decided to push back their scheduled starters. Rick Porcello and Shaun Marcum, Friday’s scheduled starter, will instead pitch Saturday night. Jeremy Bonderman will now face Brett Cecil Sunday afternoon, with Armando Galarraga pitching opposite Jesse Litsch Sunday evening.
FSN Detroit will broadcast Sunday’s afternoon game as scheduled, but not the Sunday night. ESPN’s national exclusivity window doesn’t allow for local broadcasts for games starting after 5 p.m. ET, according to a Tigers release.