For the third time in the last week and a half, the Detroit Tigers have had a game postponed due to bad weather. Detroit's game against the Kansas City Royals on May 15 was rescheduled to Sept. 1 because of rain, and the Tigers-Blue Jays game on May 17 was pushed back until June 27 because of bad weather. Now Wednesday's game against the Rays has been postponed to 7:05 p.m. on June 13 because of a storm rolling through the Midwest.
Unlike the last two games that were postponed, the one on Wednesday actually started before it was ultimately rained out. In fact, the Tigers took a 2-0 lead on Tampa Bay in the first inning. Austin Jackson scored on a wild pitch and Victor Martinez singled in Don Kelly to put Detroit up two runs. That will be wiped from the record books thanks to the game being rained out, though.
Originally June 13 was scheduled to be an off day in between home series, much like June 27 was before the Blue Jays game was rescheduled. Instead the Tigers will now play eight straight home games in the middle of June. They will host the Mariners for a four-game series, play the Rays at home on a Monday and then play three games against the Indians.