Tigers-Twins postponed, doubleheader set for Saturday

Chris McCosky, The Detroit News on

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DETROIT — The Tigers’ tough scheduling stretch got tougher, thanks to unrelenting rainfall Thursday.

The first game of the series against the Twins was postponed and will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 1:10 p.m.

That means, what was 14 games in 14 days is now 14 games in 13 days. They will now play the Twins seven times in the next 10 days.

It's expected that the battle of aces that was scheduled for Thursday will take place Friday night — Tigers lefty Tarik Skubal vs. Twins right-hander Pablo Lopez.

For the doubleheader Saturday, right-hander Matt Manning will likely be called up from Triple-A Toledo as the 27th man and start one of the two games, just like he did in the make-up doubleheader against the Mets in New York last week.


Manning was pulled from his scheduled start in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

Kenta Maeda is expected to start one of the games Saturday, as well.

Those holding tickets for the Thursday game can exchange them for Saturday’s doubleheader or for any future regular-season game of similar value. The only tickets valid for the doubleheader Saturday will be those purchased for Saturday.

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